Thomas Nichols – Obituary


Thomas Edward Nichols, 80, of Louisburg was called home by the Lord on Sunday evening February 21, 2021 at his son’s home in Raleigh, while surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Wake County the son of the late Julia Askew Nichols and Robert Holt Nichols. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia W. Nichols and a brother Robert E. Nichols.

Mr. Nichols was a former member of the 30th Infantry Division of the NC National Guard. He was also a founding member of the AMVETS Post 201 where he served in many capacities from 2003 to the present. “Tom” was deeply passionate about his volunteer work and serving his community. He was a member of REACT and a part of the CB Fellowship Club earlier in his life. He served on the POA board for 15 years at Lake Royale where he lived. Along with his volunteer work he enjoyed good conversation, debating, spending time outdoors and on the water, he enjoyed building and tinkering and fixing things and most of all he enjoyed being with family and friends.  He was extremely enthusiastic about his work with the feral cats in Rolesville. Tom was a devout Christian with a strong faith and love for his Lord to which he shared with all whom he met. Tom worked in construction for many years here in Raleigh before becoming a Pest Control Technician with Killo Pest Control, the company from which he retired.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon February 27, 2021 in the Beulah Christian Baptist Church, 8225 Mitchell Mill Road Zebulon, NC 27597.

He is survived by his brothers; Earl R. Nichols, Sammy E. Nichols and his wife MaryJo, David L. Nichols and his wife Tracy, sons; Charles Nichols and his wife Patty, Thomas Nichols and his Fiancé Wendy Nixon, 2 stepdaughters; Sherrill Howard and her husband Andrew,  Cay Miner and her husband Mike, 3 grandchildren; Charles “CR”, Patrick,  Jordan and her fiancé Noah, 10 nieces and nephews; Julie, Darlene, Elizabeth, Katie, Michelle, Robin, Kathy, Robbie, Ashley, and Stephen.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to;

Janet Wall (memo; Rolesville Feral Cats)

3220 Quarry Road Wake Forest, NC 27587.

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest, NC.