William Burl Nichols, 86, of Spencer

William Burl Nichols, 86, of Spencer, died Saturday, March 20, 2021, from injuries received in a house fire, on Ripley Road, Reedy.

He was born March 28, 1934, in Smithfield District, Roane County, the son of the late Benjamin H. and Rebecca Ray Nichols.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Willington, Norville, Seldon and Alfred Nichols; sisters, Ethel Nichols, Belva Smith and Betty Longsworth.

He was a retired employee of Maytag Corporation.

His pastimes included spending time outside, especially digging yellow root. Many years ago, he bowled professionally.

Survivors include a son, William Burl "Bill" Nichols, Jr. of Carrollton OH daughters, Kathleen Passwaters and Rebecca Morse both of Brunswick GA; sister, Roberta Barnhouse of Virginia.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at the Otto Cemetery, Otto, with the Rev. John Means officiating.

There will be no visitation.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, of Spencer WV, is in charge of arrangements.

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