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Asheville - William Cecil Nichols, 87, of Asheville, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
A native of McDowell Co., he was a son of the late W.O. and Ollie Burgin Nichols. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lois Marie Nichols.
Mr. Nichols was a long distance truck driver, with 42 years of service. He was an active member of Reed Memorial Baptist Church.
Mr. Nichols is survived by his daughter, Debra Talbot and husband Jim, of Asheville; son Eddie Nichols of Asheville; grandchildren Heather Ridgeway and husband Zeke, Lori Curtin and husband Chase, Eric Nichols, and Justin Talbot; great-grandchildren Payton and Carson Ridgeway, and Liam Curtin; nephews Bill Nichols and wife Doris of Old Fort, Randy Nichols and wife Anita of Boston, MA; and a cousin, Julia Baker.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Melton officiating. His family will receive friends following the service.
Private interment for family will be Saturday at Pisgah View Memorial Park.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made to Reed Memorial Baptist Church, 756 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 24, 2013