Richard Dean Nichols, of Madisonville, passed away at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at his home, in the arms of his wife. He was a member of Vonore Baptist Church.

He was 74 years old.

Preceded in death by: his sister, Patricia Elder.

Survivors include: his wife of 51 years, Judy Nichols;

Sons and daughters-in-law, Adam and Becky Nichols, Andy and Andrea Nichols, Aaron and Kamesia Nichols;

Grandchildren, Seth, Michaela, Kelby, Analee, Jacob, Isaac and Eli;

Brothers, Wallace Nichols, Arden Nichols;

Several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Jeremy Shaw and Charles Kirkland officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Vonore Baptist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to God’s Mountain Ministries, 458 Buck Hwy., Vonore, TN 37885.