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Thomas J. Nichols Sr.

June 29, 1948 February 6, 2019
Thomas J. Nichols Sr.
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Obituary for Thomas J. Nichols Sr.

Thomas James Nichols Sr., age 70, of Mattoon passed away at 2:16 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Tom was born on June 29, 1948 in Herkimer, NY the son of Arthur James and Mary (Turner) Nichols. He married Kathy Jo Dodd on April 1, 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Nichols of Mattoon, IL; children, Tomi (Rick) Otto of Mattoon, IL, Kandy Nichols of Mattoon, IL and Thomas James “T.J.” (Melissa) Nichols Jr. of Cerro Gordo, IL; grandchildren, Tanner James Miller, Mathew Jay Miller, Coltyn James Otto and Aylexis Paige Otto; brothers, Charlie (Dorothy) Nichols of Mattoon, IL, Nick (Cheryl) Nichols of Toledo, IL and Ted Nichols of Mattoon, IL. Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
Tom worked at Brown Shoe Factory and Masterbrand Schrock Cabinets prior to his retirement. He enjoyed tinkering with stereo equipment, listening to oldies Rock N’ Roll music and had an extensive collection of vinyl records. Most of all, Tom cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the family.


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Feb

1:00 PM 2/9/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2/9/2019 2:30:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

9

Feb

2:30 PM 2/9/2019 2:30:00 PM - 3:30 PM 2/9/2019 3:30:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dodge Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

917 N. 22nd St.
Mattoon, IL 61938

917 N. 22nd St. Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

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