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Samuel Cody Nichols January 25, 1930 - January 13, 2022

Born: Saturday Jan 25, 1930

Died: Thursday Jan 13, 2022

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Samuel Cody Nichols, 91, passed away January 13th at the UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden.

A funeral service will be held at Fair Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, January 19th at 2:00pm. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. The burial will follow the service at Roselawn Park in Martinsville, VA.

Samuel was born January 25, 1930 in Patrick County, Virginia to the late Samuel A. Nichols and Maude Hopkins Nichols.  He retired from Karastan Rugs as an office manager. 

Mr. Nichols is survived by his daughter, Sharon Tahirkheli (Mohammad Arif) of Fairfax VA, one son, Michael Nichols of Northwood, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Shella Holmes of McLean, VA and Sylvia Tahirkheli of Alexandria, VA.; great-grandchildren, Tieran Holmes, Qiana Holmes, and Phineas Holmes; one sister, Virginia Gracie Wright of Ridgeway, VA.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Dunn Nichols; one brother, Euel Nichols; ten sisters,  Maggie Harris, Lillie Cox, Ora Hancock, Viola Smith, Addie Stroop, Daisy Mitchell, Bertha Lankford, Minnie Wright, Docie Marie Nichols, and Hattie Elmer Nichols.

In lieu of flowers donations  may be given to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box, 840692, Dallas, TX  75284-0692

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I am so sorry for your loss. I've known Cody ever since I was a kid, and I remember he helped me with a science project one time. He was always so nice to me, and I will definitely miss him. 

Jennifer Leonard
My ❤️❤️ goes out to his his Family. One of the sweetest nicest man ever. I worked for him at Karastan Svc Center in billing Department. Best Boss ever. He will definitely be missed by us all. I would see him at the Eden Post Office every few years. He always looked the same. White shirt, slim necktie and dress pants. Prayers
Debbie Odell Kallam
I send prayers to Cody's family.  He touched many lives as Office Manager at Karastan Sevive Center.  I worked for Cody right out of high school for several years.  He made me realize I should move onward and upward.  I have had many great life experiences and have accomplished many goals..  I thank Cody for pushing me to make a change of career and location.
Vivian Patterson Phillips
Cody was my first supervisor when I we t to work at Karastan Service Center in 1975. He was much loved and respected by everyone! He told hilarious, though sonewhat corny, jokes and kept us in laughter much of the time. It was a joy going to work every day.

Deepest condolences to the family🙏

Linda Rickman Farris
Sincere sympathy to Cody's family. We worked with Cody at Karastan. He was smart, helpful, professional and fun. So sorry to learn of his passing. Rest in peace, you will be missed by many. 
Pat & Don Matheson 
Greensboro, NC
Pat & Don Matheson
Sharon and Michael I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such a sweet wonderful man. I have fond memories of him from the Boaz reunion and from visiting when we were younger.  You and your family will be in my prayers.  
Debra Smith Roach
So very sorry that Mr. Nichols is gone.  He was a great softball coach and a gentle, decent man.
Diane Heffinger Mauser
We, the parents of Rob Holmes, husband of Cody's  granddsughter Shella Holmes, offer condolences to the Nichols family.  Many years ago, we visited Virginia and Cody at their home in Ridgeway on our way to a wedding in North Carolina.  They were warn, welcoming, loving people who made us feel very much a part of their family. 

Midge and Chris Holmes
Midge Holmes
Dear Family,
I am so very saddened to hear that Mr. Nichols has passed.  I was blessed to know, and to count Cody as my good friend, for all the many years I worked with him at Karastan.  Cody was a true pleasure to work with. 

Working in the IT systems area, I was frequently supporting his department and those often challenging processes his department was responsible for managing.  His leadership always helped to make my efforts working on projects for his department a success and be more effective, this was because of his sound understanding of the business and how his department impacted the success of the Karastan business, as a whole.  Cody was a bright man and a good teacher, helping me as a young programmer/analyst to better understand the big picture and how the systems work I was doing for his department impacted the overall business.

Cody was one of the finest men I’ve known and his warm inviting smile will be missed by all who knew him.  He seemed to always have a positive outlook on things and after talking with him I would leave feeling lifted up.

Family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray the Lord will give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. May God also bless and strengthen you all in the days and weeks to come.   

Larry Patterson

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