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A. Wayne Nichols, 66, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville.

Wayne was born on May 19, 1955, at Kings Daughter’s Hospital in Martinsburg, West Virginia. He was the son of the late George A. and Shirley C. (McCarty) Nichols.

He attended Williams Memorial United Methodist Church in Shenandoah Junction.

“Nick” retired after 41 years of service from CSX Railroad as a welder and machine operator. After retiring, he volunteered and worked at the Moose Lodge 948- Charles Town.

Wayne loved fishing with his grandchildren, who knew him as “Poppy”. He also loved shelling at the beach with his family and friends, and also was an avid hockey fan.

The family extends great thanks to their church family and friends and Hospice for their love and support during this time.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Sandra K. Nichols; son, Douglas W. Nichols (J.T. Redmon);  daughter, Rachel A. Brown (Jason); grandchildren, Laura, J.J., and Brittany; two brothers, James D. Nichols, N. “Peanut” Dean Nichols; mother-in-law Dorothy E. Wolf, brother-in-law, Robert Wolf “Dexter”, sister-in-law, Machelle Grove Wolf and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert L. Wolf, Sr.

Services will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV with Pastor Don Greger officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, WV.  

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Williams Memorial U.M.C. c/o Lu Ann Custer, 301 Ashley Drive, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

Condolences  may be expressed at www.eackles-spencersfuneralhomes.com.


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