OBITUARY

William "Stan" Nichols

November 13, 1958December 31, 2018
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William "Stan" Nichols

Waynesville, NC - William "Stan" Nichols, age 60, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018. He was born in Haywood County on November 13, 1958 to Myrtle Anders Nichols and the late Leonard "Bill" Nichols.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying bear and deer hunting, fishing, horse back riding, and camping. He was an old soul who roamed these Great Smoky Mountains and he could tell you the names of every mountain, valley, and creek. He also loved digging ginseng and hunting morel mushrooms. He was a gifted musician and song writer and most of all he loved playing his banjo. He was a talented craftsman who specialized in scribed log homes. Most of all he loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren and all those who called him Papaw Stan.

Left to cherish his memory is loving wife of 39 years, Dianne Boyd Nichols; son Will Nichols and his wife, Crystal and daughter, Callie Nichols; grandchildren, Tanner Nichols and Sadie Nichols; sisters, Lynn Nichols and Elaine Hefner and her husband, Dennis; brother, Wayne Nichols and his wife, Paula; and his uncle, Lindon "Toot" Nichols.

The family will gather to receive friends on Friday, January 4, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm at Garrett Funeral Home.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Jonathan Creek Fire Department, 87 Joe Carver Road, Waynesville, NC 28785.

Garrett Funeral Home is caring for the family. A message of comfort may be made to the family at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com

Services

  • Gathering of Friends and Family Friday, January 4, 2019
REMEMBERING

William "Stan" Nichols

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Mike Lowe

January 4, 2019

Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you during this time of grief.

Mike and Angie Lowe

summer,joe &hunter scarborough

January 4, 2019

all of the good times we shared with Stan and family,will never be forgotten

Frances Greene

January 4, 2019

Dianne and family,

So sorry to hear about Stan. You will be in my prayers and may God comfort you during this time.

Frances Greene

Melissa Van Noppen

January 4, 2019

Elaine,
I’m so sorry to hear about Stan. I remember Stan from elementary school.... and always laughing. He was such a wonderful friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lissa Van Noppen

DONNA ELDERS-STOUT

January 3, 2019

Dianne and family,

We are thinking about you so much.

Terry and Donna Stout

Jane McKay Stamey

January 3, 2019

Dear Elaine and Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Losing someone close is not easy. Stan is now in the "Good Lord's" hands and in peace. May your strength and faith carry this family forward in the coming days.

The McKay Family
(Mackie, Jane and David)
R. C. F., Inc.

Becky Cowan

January 2, 2019

No words can describe how much sadness I feel at the news of Stan’s passing. My heart hurts for all of his siblings, his sweet wife , his children and grandchildren and of course his mom ,Aunt Myrtle. I am just so sad. One of my favorite memories of Stan is of Mike and Stan at Aunt Myrtle’s just sitting around talking. Those two big guys were sure special to us. Mike always talked about Stan. Another is playing his banjo at the reunions. I am so glad he and Diane were there in August. This picture is from a reunion held at the picnic area on Plott Creek.

Sandy Rector

January 2, 2019

To Stan's family and friends so sorry for this loss. Lots great times and memories. Love his playing and singing. He was always be in my thougts. Sandy Rector

Christy McMahon

January 2, 2019

So very sorry to hear of Stan's passing. I know he will be missed by many. Sending the whole Nichols family hugs and prayers.
Christy McMahon and Dustin Stevenson

Carolyn Ross Green

January 2, 2019

Diane and family,

I was so sorry to learn of Stan's passing. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. God can provide peace and comfort like no one else can...

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