Mr. Robert L. (Luke) Nichols was born in Iredell County, March 7, 1931, son of the late Robie Nichols Sr. and Grace Campbell Nichols. He was educated in the Iredell County School System. He was a furniture worker and retired from Lexington Furniture in Mocksville, NC in 1993 after 27 years of service in order to care for his lovely wife.
On July 18, 1953, he married Mary Lee (Murdock) Nichols. They enjoyed fifty-one years of marriage and their union was blessed with two children.
Luke, as he is well known, was a member of Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Harmony, NC where he was a Trustee, as well as a staple in the community helping senior citizens as well as friends and family. Mr. Nichols enjoyed playing baseball, gardening, yard work and whippin the boys pitchin horseshoes.
In addition to his parents, Luke was preceded in death by his wife Mary Lee Murdock Nichols, a son Robert M. (Robbie) Nichols, two sisters, Margaret Nichols Ramseur and Frances Nichols, and one brother, Gregory Nichols.
On Sunday, February 28, 2021, he died peacefully at home.
He is lovingly survived by his daughter and caregiver, Andrea G. Nichols of the home, three grandsons, Kenen (Dephine) Myers of Boonville, NC, Quentin (Kendra) Nichols of Mocksville, NC, Joe Sherrill Jr. of Statesville, NC, three granddaughters, Natasha U. Myers and Nicole (Nikki) Peet, both of Statesville, NC and Jotrina Sherill of Charlotte, NC; 11 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers Robie (Doretha) Nichols Jr. and Kevin (Mae) Nichols both of Harmony, NC; two sisters, Crystal Nichols of Harmony and Mabel Nichols of Statesville; special friends Terry Wilson and Robert Peet of Statesville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A drop in visitation for Mr. Nichols will be held Friday March 5, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. A private Funeral Service for Mr. Nichols will be held Saturday March 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm located at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. Mr. Nichols will be laid in his final resting place at Piney Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery in Iredell County.
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