He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Nichols Sr. and Bertha Geneva Harris; a brother, Dennis James Nichols; and a sister, Linda Faye Nichols.
He was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his sisters: Janice Ann Bishop and her husband, Roy Dean, Brenda Ail Rector and her husband, Kenneth, Glenda Killian and her husband, Wayne, Sherry Cronan and her husband, James, Alice Guinn and her husband, Dwight, and Donna Nichols; brothers: Chris Allen Nichols and his wife, Eunice, Terry Nichols, Bobby Nichols and his wife, Becky, all of Cleveland; his children: Candy Adams, Will Nichols, Tim Nichols, all of Knoxville, Timothy Nichols and Bertha Nichols, both of Cleveland, and Stacy McFarland of McDonald and his girlfriend, Margie Chambers; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Lee Truelove officiating.
Interment will follow in the Charleston Cemetery with Emanuel Waters, Zachery Guinn, Jason Blevins, George Casteel, Dean Bishop and Anthony Harvey serving as casketbearers.
The family will receive friends tonight from 5 until 8 at the funeral home.
Please share your memories and or condolences with the family by visiting www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.