David Leonard Nichols

Published 7:17 am Monday, January 2, 2023

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David Leonard Nichols, 87, of Mooresville, NC departed this world on Dec. 29, 2022 from Gordon’s Hospice House in Iredell County.

Shorty, as he was so lovingly known, was born on Sep. 29, 1935, son of the late Carl Nichols and Bessie (Blackwood) Nichols. In addition to his mother and father, Shorty was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Nichols.

In life, Shorty attended Davie County Schools. Later, he chose a career working as a loom repairman. He worked with Burlington Industries for many years until he retired. Shorty was a big fan of NASCAR and hunting.

Shorty is survived by: his stepmother, Nora Nichols; his companion, Susan Bell of Mooresville; a daughter, Debora Nichols Davis (Richard) of Mocksville; 2grandchildren, Nicole Froelich (Will) of Mocksville, Brad Davis (Brianne) of Wingate; and 4 great-grandchildren, Samantha and Macie Froelich, and Hailey and Luke Davis.

On Wednesday, Jan. 4 a visitation will be held at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville from 10-11 a.m.  After visitation a procession will travel to Rowan Memorial Park for a graveside service.

In memory of Shorty, please consider a donation to: Camp Manna Ministries at 243 Gibson Way, Mocksville, NC 27028.

We, the staff at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, are honored to serve the family.