November 8, 1951 - March 12, 2021
To View LiveStream of the Service Click Here Willard Franklin “Frank” Nichols, age 69, of Sparta, N.C. passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C. He was born November 8, 1951 in Ashe County to the late Willard Clay and Lorraine Atwood Nichols. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Walker; half-sister, Ann Nichols. Franklin served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in South Korea. He was an animal lover. He is survived by one son, Scott Nichols and fiancé Karen Blevins of Sparta; one daughter, Heather Smith and husband Travis of Advance; three grandchildren, Meredith Walker, Emily Nichols, and Cooper Smith; one great-grandchild, Landon Jones; several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. A private service for family and close friends will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2020 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Brother Ed Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in the Stratford community with full military rites conducted by Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034. A public visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, but the family will not be present. The family requests no food please or no visitors at their respective homes. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Cemetery Fund, c/o Tom Atwood, 1952 U.S. Hwy 221 South, Sparta, NC 28675, or to the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034, PO Box 1838, Sparta, NC 28675. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Nichols family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.grandviewfuneralhome.com.
[To View LiveStream of the Service Click Here]https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=1615917901106041 Willard Franklin “Frank” Nichols, age 69, of Sparta, N.C. passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at W.G. (Bill) Hefner... View Obituary & Service Information
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