John William (J.W.) Nichols, 75 of Rye died on March 16, 2017 at Gardner Nursing Home in Star City.

He was born on May 18, 1941 in Bradley County and was the son of the late, L.J. and Edna Louise Adair Nichols. He retired from Tandy Corp. where he was in commercial construction.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Woolridge.

Survivors include three daughters, Dana Marie Crank of Rye, Denise Runion of Texarkana, Texas and Michele Azar of Atlanta Texas; three brothers, Huey, Bart and Bret Nichols all of Rye; four sisters, Darlene Thompson and Doris Johnston both of Rye, Barbara Mercer of Warren, and Marcel Ramsey of Montongo; six grandchildren, John Jeffery Scoggins, Trey Crank, Jay Estes, Miranda Lee, Philip Azar, and Jake Railsback and eight great grandchildren.

A family celebration will be held at a later date.