Robert L. ‘Luke’ Nichols

Published 9:19 am Friday, March 5, 2021

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Mr. Robert L. (Luke) Nichols  died on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at home.

He was born in Iredell County, March 7, 1931, son of the late Robie Nichols Sr. and Grace Campbell Nichols.  He was educated in the Iredell County School System. He was a furniture maker and retired from Lexington Furniture in Mocksville in 1993 after 27 years in order to care for his wife. On July 18, 1953, he married Mary Lee (Murdock) Nichols. They enjoyed 51years of marriage and their union was blessed with two children. He was a member of Piney Grove AME Zion Church in Harmony, where he was a trustee, as well as a staple in the community helping senior citizens as well as friends and family.

He was also preceded in death by: his wife, Mary Lee Murdock Nichols; a so,n Robert M. (Robbie) Nichols; 2 sisters, Margaret Nichols Ramsey and Frances Nichols; and a brother, Gregory Nichols.

Survivors: his daughter and caregiver, Andrea G. Nichols of the home; 3 grandsons, Kenen (Dephine) Myers of Boonville, Quentin (Kendra) Nichols of Mocksville, Joe Sherrill Jr. of Statesvill; 3 granddaughters, Natasha U. Myers and Nicole (Nikki) Peet, both of Statesville, and Jotrina Sherill of Charlotte; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers Robie (Doretha) Nichols Jr. and Kevin (Mae) Nichols, all of Harmony; 2 sisters, Crystal Nichols of Harmony and Mabel Nichols of Statesville; special friends, Terry Wilson and Robert Peet of Statesville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A drop in visitation will be held Friday, March 5 from 2-7 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. He will be buried at Piney Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery in Iredell County.