Todd William Nichols(1983-2012)

Todd William Nichols, age 28, of Bentonville, passed away August 31, 2012 in INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Todd was born on October 12, 1983 in Front Royal, a son of Paul William Nichols and Wanda Pearson Watts.

Todd was a diesel mechanic with Vulcan Material Company. He was a loving father to his daughter Autumn Sky Nichols. He enjoyed the outdoors, trucks, and motorcycles and recently took up Mixed Martial Arts and Jiu Jitsu. He was a member of the Eagles and he served in the Army from 2002 to 2005.

In addition to his parents, Todd is survived by his wife, Cassandra Nichols; his daughter, Autumn Nichols; his brother, Caden Harley Pearson; his sisters, Ashley Lynn Shoemaker and Carol Cathleen Nichols; his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Gloria Burkhart; his paternal grandparents, Robert and Shirley Nichols; his step-father, Gary Watts; two step-brothers and one step-sister.

Pallbearers will be Carey Saffelle, Caden Pearson, Gary Watts, Joey Eshelman, Lee Pearson, Michael Curtis, Paul Nichols and Clyde Burkhart.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Davison, Donnie Lawson, Andrew Burnett, Derrick Williams and T J Sealock.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Autumn Sky Nichols Trust Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 306 N. Royal Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.turnerrobertshaw.com

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2012