OBITUARY

Robert Lee Nichols

February 21, 1930July 8, 2021
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Robert Lee Nichols, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, NC (formerly of Prosperity, WV), passed away peacefully at home on July 8, 2021. He was born in True, WV, to the late Lacy Buren Nichols and Charlotte (Vallandingham) Blevins. He lived with his wife in Prosperity, WV, until 2012 when she passed away. He then moved to North Carolina.

Robert’s great joys in life were his family and preaching the Word of God. He was a Baptist minister for most of his adult life until his health declined. He was the pastor and founder of Little Valley Baptist Church and then moved on to be the pastor of Lochgelly Baptist Church, Rosedale Baptist Church, and the last one being the New Testament Baptist Church in Beckley.

He was a coal miner for many years before becoming a construction worker for Dearing Construction. The past few years he thoroughly enjoyed spending many hours on the lawn mower cutting grass. Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife Joan, son Bob Nichols, brother Jim Nichols, and sister Doris Henderson.

Surviving family members include his son David Nichols and wife Patricia of Shady Spring, daughter-in-law Joann Nichols of Mt. Pleasant, NC, grandchildren Kevin Nichols and wife Crystal of Pigeon Forge, TN, Bob Nichols Jr and wife Jennifer, Lea Gandy and husband Eric, and Dustin and wife Secily all of NC, and 9 great-grandchildren (Sabrinah Nichols of Cool Ridge, Hunter Nichols, Nathan Nichols, William Nichols, Christopher Gandy, Sara Gandy, Amelia Nichols, Brenna Nichols, and Grant Nichols, all of NC.

Service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. with viewing at 12 noon. Pastor Delmas Cox will be officiating. Graveside rites will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Bob Nichols Jr., Dustin Nichols, Eric Gandy, Nathan Nichols, William Nichols, and Christopher Gandy.

Please respect others and practice social distancing.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 12, 2021

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mystery man

July 15, 2021

Bob was a fine feller, sure did like him he was a good preacher and taught good messages yes sir he did. I enjoyed hearing him talk about this and that yes sir I did

Larry and Kay Wheeler

July 12, 2021

Nichols Family,
Sorry I just read the passing of Bob...Remember him and the family when we went to Lochgelly Baptist Church many years ago. Knowing that he gone to glory is such a good thing to know. Prayers of comfort during the coming days. Larry and Kay Wheeler

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