Thomas D. “Tom” Nichols passed away on January 7, 2019. Born in South St. Louis, Missouri on December 22, 1938, he was the youngest of six children born to Ernest and Madeline (nee Jones) Nichols.
Tom worked in the explosives business, lounge business and resort sales before retiring to Florida in 1992. Tom was of the Methodist faith, a proud Army Vietnam Veteran and member of the American Legion. Throughout his young eighty years, he enjoyed life to the fullest whether it was working, playing, or especially spending time with his family and watching the apple of his eye, granddaughter Harmony, play soccer.
Early in life he was united in marriage and two children were born; Ronald Ernest Nichols and Tammy Jean Nichols. On October 17, 1981 Tom married his soul mate, Tina Marie (nee Rogers) and one child, daughter Brandy Michele, was born.
Tom is survived by loving wife, Tina, daughter Brandy Nichols Chamberlain and husband Jay of St. Petersburg, Florida, daughter Tammy Nichols of Robertsville, Missouri, granddaughter Harmony Deel of St. Petersburg, Florida, brothers Jay Nichols and wife Athana of Robertsville, Missouri, Richard Nichols and wife Mary of Indianapolis, Indiana, brother-in-law Tom Rogers, and wife Debbie of Gerald, Missouri, mother-in-law Bobbie McFarland of St. Petersburg, Florida, best friends Bob and Ann Reagan of Pensacola, Florida, many nieces, nephews, dear friends, and his little beer dog, Marshmallow.
Besides his parents, Tom was preceded in death by son Ronnie Nichols, sister Jackie Cobb and husband Hubert, sister Carol Wessel and husband Ed, brother Robert Nichols and wife Betty, father-in-law Thomas P. Rogers, Jr. and step father-in-law Ronald McFarland.