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Baldwin-Fairchild Conway Funeral Home

1413 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL

OBITUARY

David Christopher Nichols

September 30, 1963October 23, 2019
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David Christopher Nichols, 56, of Orlando, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

David was a loving husband, father, brother, and uncle who was very giving, hardworking, quick-witted, and generous. David was a 10 gallon blood donor.

He worked for Office Depot as a Warehouseman for 25 years.

He loved to be outdoors, camping, and collecting seashells. He was a Scrabble master and a craftsman who was self-taught at masonry and woodworking. He also enjoyed the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Leslie and Shirley Ann Nichols.

Survivors include his loving wife of 21 years, Linda Nichols; son, Christopher Florer; siblings, Ron, Barbara, Steve, Jerry, and Jim Nichols, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 9-10:30 am on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home 1413 South Semoran Blvd. Orlando.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am following visitation at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 4545 Anderson Road, Orlando.

Interment will follow on TBD-date at Lone Oak Cemetery in Leesburg, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 15, 2019

Memories

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Ronald Nichols

November 17, 2019

I miss Dave so much, He was not only my Brother but my best friend my entire life. He has been there my entire life and shared so many memories , in simpler times ,in the good old days growing up in Michigan, we would listen to every Detroit Tiger baseball game on our old clock radio we had in our room and after The game we would bat some balls in the yard. In between listening to baseball games we would be constructing forts, we made forts out of scrap wood, made them out of rocks, made them out of corn stalks, even tried to make a log fort once, cut down trees with Dads old hatchet, never finished that one but I bet the walls are still standing to this day. I could write a book of memories with Dave. its just my memories now until the day comes when both of us can relive them.

Barbara Nichols

November 13, 2019

I wanted to share something to show everyone how special my dear brother David was to me. Years ago when a passion developed inside me to see the stars with more than just the eye, Dave offered to build me a telescope. For months we scoured astronomy magazines for ideas, and logged all our thoughts down on paper to plan it all out. Money was saved, wood and supplies were bought...and, it didn't seem too long before I had a beautiful, homemade 6" refractor. I loved using it so much, loved sharing with Dave all the wonderful sights in the night time skies that we saw through the lens of that scope. And, so loved my brother for building it just for me. But, David's love & kindness didn't end there. A couple years later, he decided that he wanted to build me a bigger telescope. More ideas began being kicked around. Things jotted down, plans made, materials bought and months of work later... I eventually had an even more beautiful 10" Newtonian telescope. This scope opened up more heavenly sights than I ever imagined, and still to this day means the world to me. Dave gave me the ability to see deep in the Heavens, and I bet this scope is powerful enough to see him up there happily with Jesus! I miss you, David...I love you, too!

Steve Nichols

November 12, 2019

Thanks for building my house for me, Dave! I appreciate all the blood, sweat, and tears you put into it. Every surface of it is a memory for me.

Heather Nichols

November 12, 2019

I love you, Uncle Dave.

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David, about two years old. We lived in Hazel Park, Michigan.

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David, about two years old. We lived in Hazel Park, Michigan.

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David, about four years old. In the kitchen of our house in Hazel Park, Michigan.

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David models the toy soldiers he got for Christmas.