Millard Lee Nichols

Millard Lee (Cotton) Nichols, age 39, of Maryville, died Saturday, May 22, 2010 at UT Medical Center.

Cotton was heavily involved in the local independent pro wrestling and considered them his extended family. He was also involved heavily in fundraising for Toys for Tots. In his spare time, Cotton enjoyed fishing and was a Washington Redskins fan.

Survivors include his mother and father-in-law, Wanda Faye and Dave “Mr. Majestyk” Cruse of Maryville; brother, David Ray Swayney of Knoxville; best friend, Jeff McKee; aunt, Ruth Curtis; uncle, Mayford Nichols and wife, Faye; special thanks to Jim Caldwell, the Rev. Danny Buchanan and his extended wrestling family – Thank You. Cotton – We’ll see you in heaven.

Graveside service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Grandview Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Buchanan officiating. Family and friends may call at their convenience from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M., Friday, May 28, 2010 at Dotson Funeral Home, 4838 Wildwood Road, Wildwood. (865-984-5959)