Obituary for Thomas Larry "Tom" Nichols

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Thomas Larry "Tom" Nichols

January 26, 1938 - August 5, 2013

Thomas Larry "Tom" Nichols Sr., age 75 passed away Monday afternoon, August 5, 2013 at his residence in Indianapolis. He was a former resident of Morgantown.

Tom was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Indianapolis to the late Eldridge and Dorothy M. (Payne) Nichols. He was a 1956 graduate of Southport High School and went on to serve with the United States Air Force.

Tom retired in 1998 as a Truck Driver for AWD Auto (Distributor for Napa Auto Parts) of Indianapolis after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Nashville Masonic Lodge #135 and was an avid Ham Radio Operator. Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, watching television, reading weapon magazines and was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University Men's Basketball.

He is survived by his loving children: Larry (Amy) Nichols Jr. of Brown County, Brian (Susan) Nichols of Indianapolis & Denise (Charles) Dodson of Brownsburg. Tom will be remembered by his three grandchildren: Danielle Clark, Hannah Nichols & Nicholas Cochran.

Tom's family will keep with his wishes to be cremated and a graveside service will be held on Monday at 2:00 pm at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Military rites will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion & Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards. Cremation services have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Tom to the American Heart Association, 6100 West 96th Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46278 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Condolences may be made to the Nichols family at .

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: January 26, 1938
Died: August 5, 2013

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sharon platt kain posted on 1/1/00

I knew Tommy as a boy and young man. My family was close to his aunt and uncle, Bob and Myrtle Payne on the farm near Martinsville. He would spend time with them and their son, Bobby. He was also the son of one of my husband's mother's classmate and friend. I remember Dorothy so well. I am so sorry for your loss-I was shocked to read about his passing.


Betty McCarley posted on 1/1/00

I'm so sorry for your lost. I meant Tom in the early 80's when I had just went through a divorce and the passing of my Dad all within a few months. He was the first person I dated after years of being married and even though many years have gone by I have always remembered how thoughtful, caring and kind he was.