Thomas Nelson Nichols, age 73, of Talladega, passed away December 18, 2017. Nelson worked for APAC Construction for many years before retiring. He loved Alabama Football, NASCAR and playing playstation with his grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents Buck and Bessie Nichols, brother Randy Nichols, and brother in law Andrew Smith. Chapel services will be on Friday, Dec 22 at Noon with visitation from 11am until service time. Nelson was married to Peggie Nichols for 55 loving years, his 3 daughters Barbie Williams (Roger), Pam Black (Jeff), Jenny Eaves (Randy), 6 grandchildren Drew, Cody, Alexx, Danielle, Ryan, Gabrielle, David and Brookelynn, 7 great grandchildren, Brothers Billy Joe Nichols, Johnny Nichols (Diane), and sister Patricia Long (Dan).