Dr. William W. Nucklos

Dr. William W. Nucklos, age 71. Sunrise January 03, 1948 and Sunset July 14, 2019.
71 years, 6 months and 11 days marked the time William Wolff Nucklos would need to fulfill his destiny. On a cold day in January, Olee Nucklos birthed a future husband, father, physician, and pastor.

Dr. William Wolff Nucklos was known to some as “Dubby”, others would call him Bill, and many would simply call him “Doc.”

Bill was a proud graduate of Canton McKinley High School. Bill then attended Bowling Green State University, and The Ohio State University. He earned a B.S. from the former and M.S. and M.D. from the latter.

While “Dubby” was in graduate school, he married Shirley Ann Curtis, his high school sweetheart on March 11, 1972. They would go on to have 3 children.

Bill Nucklos had a successful private medical practice for over 30 years in Columbus, Ohio. His office was known around the city for its Christmas parties and extensive workout facility.

All who knew “Doc”, also knew he was a Buckeye fanatic! You didn’t stand a chance trying to argue with him about his beloved Alma Mater. It was Big 10 or bust, and he had all the stats to back it up!

Dr. Nucklos’ final assignment was that of a Pastor. In 2014 he was officially installed as Pastor of Pentecostal Temple C.O.G.I.C., in Canton, Ohio. It was in his role as Pastor that his divine gifts were cultivated.

“Doc” was one to whom many looked up. He had a heart of gold and was always helping someone in some manner. He never hesitated when someone was in need and taught his family to be generous and thoughtful. Doc spent countless hours mentoring, counseling and providing encouragement to those around him. His quick wit, sage advice and motivating spirit will truly be missed.

He is preceded in death by his father Pastor Lee Nucklos and wife Shirley C. Nucklos. He is survived by his mother Olee Nucklos; 3 sisters, Patricia Ann Nucklos, Dr. Ruby Nucklos and Dr. Rosie Doughty; 4 children, Tuere Nucklos, Tiombe O’Rourke (Kenneth), Khari Nucklos and Quran Nucklos; 2 grandchildren, Alasia Nucklos and Kenneth O’Rourke III; special nieces, Alexis Allen and Nia Harvey; beloved friend, Toni Catenacci.

Visitation 10:00am and Home Going Service 11:00am Friday July 19, 2019 at The Johnson Center on the campus of Malone University 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, OH.

Entombment at Union Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Josephine Thompson

    My heart was saddened today when I learned of the passing of my old friend. We shared many memories of his days in medical school and with his young family when I worked for Dr Brewer. My condolences to the family and I know God has His hand on your hearts so that you can bear the loss of your Father and a dear friend to many. Josephine Thompson

  2. Elder James E Hunter Jr

    To the Nucklos family, my wife and I, Elder James E Hunter Jr, and Minister Diana E Hunter would like to send our heart felt condolences to the Nucklos family at the loss of Dr William Nucklos, we will be praying that his HomeGoing Service will be one to remember. God Bless all of you.

  3. Christian Stevens

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one.Though my time with Doc was brief, he has an everlasting impression and stamp on my life. Upon meeting Dr. Nucklos I knew I was in the presence of a MAN, not any man, but a man I aspire to be like. I am happy for the time that I did have with him. He will be missed.

  4. We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Thoughts of peace.

    • Jackie.johnson.gilmore

      My heart felt sympathy.goes out to the family of Dr. William nuckols..I am so sorry for your loss. He earned his wings rest in heaven good and faithful servant. Amen.

  5. William was a good man respected by his peers.

  6. Taira L Woodroffe

    Thank you for your support, your smiles and your wisdom. Thank you for taking my first and only motorcycle ride. I will forever remember your voice , providing me with words of strength and motivation. You were a great man who loved his patients, family and friends. You were a great teacher and gave me so much encouragement before, during and after medical school. The Twins will miss their Grandpa Bill as I will miss you too. Thank you again for all of your wisdom, knowledge and encouragement. Now rest in God’s loving arms.
    Love Always,
    Taira L Woodroffe, MD

  7. Trusted confidant, friend, love one , mentor , doctor and above a brother when u are. without. Miss u already. Billy K.

  8. Melvin and Eleanore Rhoden

    May you be comforted by the Lord at this difficult time, and with the out pouring of love from those who loved and respected your father, brother, and son. Doc was a blessing to whom he met! He will truly be missed.


    Your O’Rourke Family in Baton Rouge, LA

    With deepest sympathy upon a tremendous loss. Please know that we have you in prayer.

    Blessings and Love from all of us!!!,

  10. Comfort and strength to you, Tuere, and the whole Nucklos Family!

  11. Please accept my sincere condolences. I did not know Bill was ill. I spoke with him only a few short months ago.
    Peter Monett

  12. Dear Tuere, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time of loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  13. Tina Johnson Davidson

    Dear Tuere and Tiambe: You have my deepest sympathies in the loss of your father. May you find comfort in the Lord whom I know is your Rock.

  14. Doctor knuckles was a very special man I will miss some. Family you are in my prayers and my thoughts God-bless you all.

  15. Keywhon Elliott

    I am elder Roberson’s Great Grandson, Keywhon Elliott. Dr. Knuckles was a very good man towards my great grandfather, I only wish I could’ve known him more.

  16. To the family of Dr. Nucklos,
    Though I have never had the pleasure of meeting you individually, I have always perceived Dr. Nucklos as a dear friend. The Doctor was six years my senior at The Ohio State University where I majored in accounting and went on to become an accountant and auditor for 35 years. In many ways because of his positive influence, as a body builder and mentor, I became a better representation of myself. I want to thank your family heritage line for having known him, and to let you know he was a great man that I, my family and friends will miss dearly. God bless the Nucklos’ family throughout eternity.

  17. Jesse and Tiffanie Foster

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.

  18. Mitchell Fitness Texas

    Its still your * * set…….

    And after that….. We can play a game of foosball…
    (With a small wager of course)

    Much Respect Young Man…..

    p.s. If ya getting your workout on,,,, make sure its correct form cause he’s watching believe it or not

    O to the H to the I to the O

    • Tiombé Nucklos O'Rourke

      He wasn’t going to let you “owe the bank”! And he wasn’t too fond of playing games without a small wager attached! ❤️

      • Toimbe: Your Father was a very good Dr. and person. I helped him with Minority Contract for Medical Supplies, in the earily 80’s, I worked for B & S Transport, Inc.
        God pointed you in the right direction, when you left B & S, which is almost none
        existent. now you are an Attorney, married, and have a child, so Great. I would get
        shots in my knees from Doc. taking several bags of home grown and frozen corn, your
        Mother loved it, also. Just wanted to let you how much my Niece Crystal Quicksall who worked with me, both appreciated your Father, you always felt better talking with him, it brightened your day. May God Bless your Family.

  19. Casandra Davis-Lewis

    To the Knucklos family, you have my deepest condolences. May God bless and give you strength in this time of bereavement. Love and prayers to you all.

  20. Phillip & Sharron Tucker

    To the family:

    We loved Dr. Nucklos and Mrs. Nucklos! What wonderful, generous spirits! Knowing them changed our lives. We miss them both so much!
    We’re keeping you in our prayers and in our hearts.

    Phillip and Sharron Tucker

  21. To the Family of Dr. Nucklos,

    Though I have never had the pleasure to meet you individually, I viewed Dr. Nucklos as a close friend and confidant. Dr. Nucklos was six years my senior at The Ohio State University where I majored in accounting and went on to be an accountant and auditor for 35 years. In many ways he was a positive influence in my life as a body builder and mentor. I became a better representation of my myself. I want to thank your family heritage line for having known him, and to let you know he was a great man that I, my family and friends will miss dearly. May God Bless you throughout eternity.

    Michael Gore and family

  22. A. Carl & Yolunda (Doughty) McDonald, Jr

    To the family of William Nucklos,
    We can only ask for the comfort of the Lord to substain you all through out today and the days to come.
    Our family will continue to pray for you all.
    A. Carl and Yolunda McDonald, Jr

  23. No words can express my shock and sadness at this moment. I had no idea when looking for another friend I’d find Doc’s obituary! My husband and I were just talking about him the other her day. He was the sweetest doctor and looked out for me like a dad. I’m truly saddened as I know his family is for his huge loss. He was larger than life and always put his patients first. I so admired that about him as well as him being “forever young”. Will miss your dearly and always think of you kindly Doc. Love you.

  24. Tuere, my thoughts and prayers are with you. From your DeSales friend, Tanikka Price

  25. RIP “Bill” Dr. JS Scott/ “Knuuks” Former Professor at BGSU 1970’s.

  26. Michael Montgomery

    To the family and friends of Bill, I extend my sympathy and condolences upon his passing.

    I played football with Bill at Bowling Green State University, where he was a tenacious, strong, quick and fierce Middle Guard.

    I was an offensive Center; therefore, I would often be matched up against Bill in practice. Frankly, in addition to another one of our teammates (Joe Green), I never went head-to-head against anyone who was as strong as Bill and Joe. Indeed, from his Hall of Fame days at Canton McKinley High School, to his football and wrestling days at BGSU, Bill was a fine athlete.

    I transferred to another university in the fall of 1968; therefore, I haven’t seen Bill for over fifty years. However, over those years, I have often told stories about a great football player, whom I once had as a teammate, named Bill Nucklos.

    Rest In Peace, Bill

    Best regards,

    Mike Montgomery

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