Mr. Bobby Ray Nichols, 86, of Mount Airy, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020, at his home, surrounded by family. Mr. Nichols was born July 1, 1934, in Surry County, to the late George Fox Nichols and Myrtle Mae Eades Nichols Waugh. Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend that will be deeply missed by all. Bobby spent most of his life as a farmer. He was a longtime member of Highland Park Baptist Church, where he served many roles, including deacon. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Frances Lou Key Nichols; two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Reta Nichols and Kevin and Jennifer Nichols; his grandchildren, Brad and Carrie Nichols, Justin Nichols and Ryan Kelly, Jordan Nichols, and Matthew Nichols; three great-grandchildren, Connor Nichols, Kinston Nichols, and Cohen Nichols; and two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Nichols and Yvonne Nichols. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Ray Nichols; and three brothers, Wayne Nichols, Grady Nichols, and Hal Nichols. A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 2:30 PM at Dover Baptist Church Cemetery, with Dr. Darrell Tate and the Rev. Chris McMillian officiating. No formal visitation will be held. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is serving the family.
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