Thomas W. “Tom” Nichols, 69, of Shinnston, WV, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Meadowview Manor in Bridgeport. Thomas was born in Clarksburg on February 13, 1950, a son of the late Richard W. and Margaret (Schlagel) Nichols. Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janice R. (Queen) Nichols, whom he married on March 3, 1970.
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In addition to his wife Tom is survived by one son, John Michael Nichols and wife Rachel of Clarksburg; four grandchildren: Jacob Spitler, Olivia Nichols, John Nichols Jr. “JJ,” and Gracelynn Nichols; two brothers: Richard W. Nichols and wife Kay of Clarksburg, and Paul F. Nichols and wife Liz of Philadelphia; nephews: Matthew Nichols and Daniel Queen; and nieces: Tahsha Carpenter, Danielle Nichols, Kristin Queen, Lisa Thompson, and Sherry Simons.
In addition to his parents Thomas was preceded in death by one son, James William Nichols.
Tom was a graduate of Washington-Irving High School and then worked as a machinist at Union Carbide and Graftech, where he retired. He loved motorcycles whether it was going on rides or just tinkering with them. He liked participating in rides for Rolling Thunder, trips to Windber, PA, and also going to Sturgis. Thomas also enjoyed his dogs over the years, “Thunder,” “Buddy,” and “Maggsy.” His grandchildren brought him great joy and he loved spending time with them.
Family and friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home 329 E. Main Street Clarksburg, WV, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 4 until 8pm. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10am. Interment will follow at Stonewall Park Cemetery. Online condolences, www.davisweaverfuneralhome.com The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is honored to serve the Nichols Family during this time.