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James L Nichols

July 20, 1931 - January 4, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date January 9, 2020

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 P.M. to conclude the visitation. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Deacon John Yaqunita presiding. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

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James L. Nichols of Stonewood, West Virginia passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

 

He was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, on July 20, 1931 and was the son of the late Carl W. and Mabel Powell Nichols.

 

He was married on May 29, 1954 to his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Ann Musrock Nichols, who preceded him in death April 27, 2010.

 

Surviving are his children, Lee Anne Barnes and her husband John of Fairmont, Peggy J. Kellar and her husband Kevin of Clarksburg, James S. Nichols and his husband Victor Peters of Washington, D.C. and Janet L. Cox and her husband Richard of Stonewood. He had four grandchildren, Thomas J. Barcus, Jenna Barnes Keeling (husband Ryan), J. Alex Barnes (wife Samuelle), Andrew J. Cox and his great granddaughter Abby Amelia Keeling.

 

He is also survived by his brothers Billie G. Nichols, Thomas Nichols (wife Phyllis), Carl W. Nichols (wife Jill); David Cross (wife Peggy) “favorite” cousin and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is brother in law, George Musrock and sister in law, Helen Musrock.

 

He was preceded in death by brother Jack, sister Coleen Clovis and brother- in- law Daniel Musrock.

 

Jim was a 1949 graduate of Victory High School, attended one semester at West Virginia University and then enlisted in the 581st Air Supply with the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He spent his working career as a mould maker with various glass plants in Clarksburg. He served on the City of Stonewood Council for ten years. As a longstanding member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church he helped establish the Men’s Caritas Club. He was proprietor of Nichols Trailer Court, Stonewood, West Virginia.

 

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved nothing more than time spent working on projects at the ‘camp’ on the Buckhannon River with his family. He was a talented carpenter and shared his skills with his family and friends.

 

The family would like to thank Denise Stansberry for all of her loving support and care.

 

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 P.M. to conclude the visitation. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Deacon John Yaqunita presiding. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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