Published 11:05 am Thursday, February 11, 2021
Mr. Sam Nichols, 83, of Advance, North Carolina passed away at his home on February 7, 2021. Sam was born in Davie County to Carl J. Nichols and Bessie B. Pease. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Nichols, and his sister-in-law Daisy Nichols of Salisbury, another brother Jack Nichols of Waxhaw, VA. As well as a sister, Earlene Deadmon. Sam is survived by his loving wife Shelby of 61 years. One daughter, Jean Ward (Link), two sons, Sam Nichols Jr. (Becky) of Durham, Robert Carl Nichols (Julia) of Mooresville, one brother David Nichols of Mooresville. As well as a sister-in-law Darlene Nichols, and a brother-in-law Baxter Deadmon. Special to him were his grandchildren Foster and Abigail of Knightdale, Wray and Will Ward of Advance, Gray Nichols of Winston-Salem, Catherine Mueller (Andrew), and one great grandson Hendrix of Graham. Sam was a very kind and patient man which shined through frequently at family gatherings. Sam loved to teach a sport and play a game of golf especially with a group called “The Fearsome Foursome.” He often told stories to the grandchildren on “how it used to be.” Many happy times were spent in the mountain home together. Sam was retired from NC Farm Bureau, where he served as an agent for 20 years. He was awarded top state agent on many occasions. He won several trips, at least 12 abroad and cruises to various locations. They enjoyed traveling very much. Sam was a member of Clemmons United Methodist Church where he served as Usher until he became unable.
A special thank you to Bermuda Run West neighbors and friends for their wonderful support and to the caregivers of Trellis Supportive Care that have made his journey much easier.
Due to Covid, there will be a private family service at the Clemmons United Methodist Church Columbarium.
Memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 as well as A Storehouse for Jesus at 675 Lexington Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028.
Online Condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com