Scottie Dwayne Nichols, of Madisonville, formerly of Tellico Plains, passed away at 6:26 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Madisonville Health & Rehab.

He was 54 years old.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Larnzy and Verna Graves Nichols; brother, David Nichols; nephew, Gary Nichols; aunts, Joyce Nichols and Paulette Nichols; and uncle, Marcel Richard.

Survivors include: sisters and brother-in-law, Helen Richard, of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Glenda and David Fry, of Madisonville;

Brothers, Alvin Eugene Nichols, of Belle Glade, Florida, and Gary Nichols, of Rossville, Georgia;

Nieces, nephews and spouses, Jason and Tiffany Bright, James and Ashley Bright, Randy and Maria Nichols, Rochelle and Bill Murphy, Ryan Nichols, Rodney Nichols, Angie Nichols, and Deborah Nichols;

Several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral will follow at 8 p.m. in the Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Rev. Rick Harris officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Rafter Friends Cemetery.