Amos W. Nichols, Jr., 84, a lifelong resident of Fulton died peacefully Thursday at home.
He was born May 26, 1927 to Amos Wilson Nichols, Sr. and Gertrude Worden Nichols.
Amos left high school to join the Navy, serving from 1944 to 1946. He was an original crew member and plank owner of the USS Boxer when the carrier was re-commissioned in 1944.
Amos worked as a carpenter in Fulton for Harlan Collins and Fulton Builders’ Supply for 45 years. In 1951 Amos built his family home and was one of the pioneers of “The Whitcomb Tract”.
Amos was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting birds, deer or bear. He also enjoyed building and flying remote control model airplanes.
For the last 12 years he was a renowned quilter with some of his quilts featured in national publications.
Amos was a former board member of the Fulton YMCA and member of the Hiram Lodge # 144 F. & A. M. in Fulton. Amos supported the Fulton athletic and music programs. He had played in Fulton men’s hockey and slow pitch softball leagues.
He was predeceased by his parents; step-mother, Helen Belle Hollenbeck Nichols; his brother, Allen Nichols and wife of 58 years, Laura Anne Nichols.
He is survived by his children, Lana (Linus) DuBois of Hannibal Center, Eugene (Lynn) Nichols of Machiasport, ME, Shelley (Jerry) Warner of Baltimore, MD, Jeri (Tom) Jones of Fulton and Andrew (Marie) Nichols of San Diego, CA; a sister, Kathleen Wood Johnston of Watertown; grandchildren, Daryll, Jennifer, Matthew, Theodore, Sarah, Daphne, Molly and Kyle; six great grandchildren; 14 nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Kevin Guest House, 782 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.