Thomas Gary Nichols, 45, of Maryland, formerly of Wilkes County, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at his home. He was born July 18, 1974, in Geary County, Kansas, to Bernard and Gertrude Geis Nichols.

Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by his mother.

Surviving are his father, Bernard "Bernie" Nichols and spouse, Mary, of Winston-Salem; a son, Ethan Nichols of Maryland; a daughter, Emily Nichols of Maryland; his brothers, Raymond Nichols of North Wilkesboro and Mark Brown and spouse, Lisa, of Lenoir; his sisters, Christy Grabus and spouse, Tim, of Virginia and Angie Mitchell and spouse, Jason Bunn, of Statesville; his aunt and uncle, Gary and Patty Nichols of Millers Creek, one niece and three nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Piney Ridge Baptist Church, with Pastor Cecil Royal officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Piney Ridge Baptist Church from 1 until 2 p.m. on Monday, prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in Thomas’ name to Piney Ridge Baptist Church, 256 East Greencrest Drive, Millers Creek, N.C. 28651.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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