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Obituary - Roger Nichols




Mr. Roger Lewis Nichols, 82, of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, March 13 on his 63rd wedding anniversary at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. He was born in Surry County on Aug. 25, 1935 to the late Roger Nathan and Nell Gentry Nichols.

He was a graduate of White Plains High School class of 1954. Mr. Nichols was a farmer and owner/operator of Gold Leaf Tobacco Warehouse. He also operated tobacco warehouses in Kentucky, Georgia and South West Virginia. He later went into the real estate business with his sons, Jimmy and Sam. Mr. Nichols attended Mt. Airy Friends Meeting. After retirement Mr. Nichols loved spending time on the farm, fishing, riding horses and spending time with his dog Baby Doll. He is survived by his loving wife, Shelby Badgett Nichols of the home; three and sons and two daughters-in-law, Tim Nichols of Winston Salem, Jimmy and Jill Nichols, Sam and Tina Nichols all of Mt. Airy,; grandchildren, Matthew and Megan Simpson, Andrew Simpson, Jessy Nichols, Jake Nichols, Jarod and Morgan Wilson, Alexandra Nichols, Emma Nichols; a great grandchild, Rosie Simpson; brothers and sisters-in-law, J. Glenn and Glenda Nichols, Ben and Hilda Nichols all of Mt. Airy; a brother-in-law, Larry Badgett and Peggy of Mt. Airy; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lewis Nichols.

A funeral service will be held Friday, March 16 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Airy Friends Meeting with Dr. Jon Cawley and Rev. Grant Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in White Plains Friends Meeting Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 until 2:00 pm at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to Mt. Airy Friends Meeting, 109 W. Wilson St., Mt. Airy, NC 27030. Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy is serving the Nichols family. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

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