Matthew Ryan Nichols, 32, of Looneyville

Matthew Ryan "Pudge" Nichols, 32, of Looneyville, died Monday, November 19, 2018 at his home.

He was born January 10, 1986 at Spencer, the son of French Lee and Sharon Lynn Caldwell Nichols of Looneyville.

Matthew was a pipeliner. He was a member of Local #132, I.U.O.E., Charleston and a member of the Roane County High School Class of 2004.

His hobbies included hunting, golfing and riding his motorcycle.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Angie Young and her fiancé, Rick Adkins of Spencer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas H. Jr. and Misty Young of Lebanon, Va. and Adam and Erin Nichols of Looneyville; maternal grandmother, Marlene Caldwell of Looneyville; five nephews; friend, Katie Starcher and her children, Ethan and Annie Starcher.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24 at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Mark Wood and the Rev. George Chandler officiating. Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover. The visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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