Johnny Keith Nichols, 69, of Waterford, Ohio, died on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Ohio State University Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1951 in Marietta, Ohio, son of Muarl and Willadean McCauley Nichols. He graduated from Waterford High School and had been a factory worker most of his life and retired from International Convertor in Belpre. He attended the Fifth Street Church of Christ in Beverly. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, Waterford athletics and all of Ohio State University sports.
He was married on March 18, 1972 to Sally Ann Parks Nichols who survives. Also surviving are four children, Tracy Buck (Brian) of New Matamoras, Jodi Nichols of Waterford, Jennifer Anderson (Rusty) of Waterford and David Nichols (Traci) of Waterford; eleven grandchildren, Kade, Blake, Rebecca, Peyten, Katelyn, Jace, Atlee, Carson, Khloe, Aceynn and Dia; a sister, Karen Rohrer (Jim) of Waterford; and his mother in-law, Jean Zimmerman of Caldwell. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret McIntire and a granddaughter, Ava Nichols.
A private family service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 22, 2021 at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly with Evang. Zack Waite officiating. Friends may call 4-8 pm on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the funeral home. Social distancing will be observed and a face mask will be required. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mccurdyfh.com.
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