Douglas E. Nichols, born March 6, 1959 in Gouverneur, NY to Donald and Cora Taylor Nichols, passed away Jul 28, 2019 surrounded by family at the VA Medical Center in Cleveland, OH due to complications from surgery.
Doug worked at family operated Exxon station in Gouverneur, NY, before joining US Navy. After the Navy, Doug drove long haul trucks traveling through out the US. Recently retiring from trucking, he was the families go to guy for auto repairs, carpenter work and all around fix it man.
He is preceded in death by his mom, Cora Nichols, sister-in-law Jackie Nichols, nephew Andrew Lehman and niece Andrea Lehman Owens. Doug is survived by his father Donald Nichols of Antwerp, NY, wife Rachel Towns-Nichols their two sons Caleb and Steven, sons Nathan Spedding of NY and Darren Nichols of FL, two daughters Nicole Nichols and Tara Nichols Watson (Greg), of PA four sisters Linda Johnson (Fred), Betty Scott, Vicki Girardin (Frank), Liz Bowman (Charlie), brother Dana Nichols, three grandchildren CJ, Emma and Olivia, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Doug was interred at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd, Rittman, OH 44370 in the Veterans Memorial Wall on Aug 29, 2019 at 10 am. Our son, brother, husband, dad, grandfather and uncle will surely be missed by all. RIP, Doug.