Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at noon in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park with full-military-honors.
Honorary Pallbearers will be VFW Post 649 and Military Order of Cooties.
Mr. Samuelson was born in Boston, MA to the late Victor J. Samuelson and Ina A. Backlund. He served in the US Army from 1953 to 1973 with service in Germany, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct and Vietnam Service Medal. He was a retired dispatcher for the Fort Gordon Military Police.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary “Rusty” Nichols and daughter, Rhonda Meyer .
Survivors include his children, Mike and Laura Nichols of North Augusta, SC and Debbie and Buddy Horton of Augusta; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the American Red Cross 1322 Ellis Street Augusta, GA 30901.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00 A.M., until 12:00 P.M., at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.