Blane Marvin Nichols, 61, of Wake Forest, N.C., died Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C. He was born in Iredell County on January 31, 1959, to the late Conard Olden Nichols and Laura Walsh Nichols. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Olden C. Nichols and a sister-in-law, Linda Nichols.

Blane was an electrical engineer with Honeywell. He enjoyed going to church and church activities, including being an usher. Before his illness, he enjoyed golfing and going to the beach and mountains.

Those left to cherish his memory are three brothers, James Nichols (Jean), Alvin Nichols (Barbara), and his twin, Blake Nichols (Frances); four nieces, Lorie Edmiston, Sandra Johnson, Christina Byers, and Elizabeth McGregor; four nephews, Brian Nichols, Chad Nichols, Samuel Nichols and Patrick Nichols.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Grassy Knob Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Miles and Rev. Scott Chenevey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 1321, Statesville, NC 28687. Fond memories and online condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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