Brian Keith Nichols passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023.  He was born December 27, 1968.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joyce Tharpe Nichols and C.W. (Man) Nichols.  He is survived by a brother, Barry Dixon and his wife Merrianne of Keysville and a sister, Robin Mason and her husband Travis of Keysville.  He is also survived by two nieces and two nephews, Madison Dixon-Baker (Nick), Jacob Dixon, Morgan Mason, and Ben Mason, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Brian was a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, and a caring person.  He was a sports enthusiast who played basketball, football, and baseball in his younger years.  He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting.  He loved movies and old TV shows.  Brian was a Christian with a strong faith.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Lebanon Methodist Church, Drakes Branch, VA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church and New Hope United Methodist Church.


Condolence Messages

  1. Brenda Driskill

    02 March 2023 12 months ago

    We wish to express our deepest condolences and pray God will give all of his dearest family and friends comfort, peace and strength during this sad time.
    Roger and Brenda Driskill

  2. Terri Covington

    02 March 2023 12 months ago

    I have known Brian since he was a little boy. He used to sit with me on the school bus every day and he even gave me the chickenpox, lol. He was a wonderful man and he left us way too son. His family is in my thoughts and prayers! May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort

  3. Joy Saunders

    02 March 2023 12 months ago

    I am so very sorry for your loss!!! My prayers and condolences go out to his entire family!! ❤️❤️

  4. Rita Robinette

    02 March 2023 12 months ago

    So sorry to hear about Brian. May God bless your families. Prayers.

  5. Gwendolyn Pillow

    02 March 2023 12 months ago

    I’m so very sorry. my sincerest condolences to you all. it’s so comforting for you all to know Brian is resting in the arms of Jesus. May God give you comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding.

  6. Jennifer Smith-Palmer

    03 March 2023 12 months ago

    We are so very sorry to see about Brian’s passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap HIS loving, healing and comforting arms around you all.

  7. Bonnie Hudson

    03 March 2023 12 months ago

    I am so sorry for your loss he was a sweet person

  8. David Lee Fallen

    03 March 2023 12 months ago

    In total disbelief. We were friends for about 55 years!!! A great Christian and Brian, I will miss you!!!!!


  9. Rev. Darian Hybl

    03 March 2023 12 months ago

    My sincere condolences!

    Brian was a gentleman and well liked by all!!!
    Prayers for his family and all his friends!!!
    May his memory be eternal!!!

  10. Patricia Felker

    03 March 2023 12 months ago

    Sending our deepest condolences to family and friends.
    Dan and Pat Felker


    03 March 2023 12 months ago


  12. Sam Eubank

    03 March 2023 12 months ago

    So sorry to hear about Brian. I have many memories of being at Joyce’s home, playing all sorts of sports with Barry and Brian. May God comfort you during this time of loss. Sending condolences and much love to the entire family. Rest in peace Brian..

  13. Donald Page Fallen

    03 March 2023 12 months ago

    Its so hard to believe , I was just with Brian a few weeks ago after not seeing him for over 40 years and we talked for about a hour about everything. Great guy and I will remember growing up and playing ball with him. RIP Brian!

  14. Sulane Scruggs

    03 March 2023 12 months ago

    Robin and Barry an all his family; I am so sorry about Brian, and I send my deepest empathy to all of you. I have known Brian for most of his life. He was such a nice and gracious young man. I know you all, and everyone will miss him greatly. May God bring you comfort, as only He can. God bless you all.

  15. Janice Daniel

    03 March 2023 12 months ago

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family.
    Janice McKinney Daniel

  16. Kevin & Carla Robinette

    04 March 2023 12 months ago

    We are so sorry for your loss, Praying for you and the family/friends.

  17. Peggy Claytor

    05 March 2023 12 months ago

    I am so shocked and so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Brian . He had one of the sweetest and most tender souls I have ever seen . His gentle smile always made you smile. He will be missed.

  18. Jim Bavely

    05 March 2023 12 months ago

    Brian was a true Gentleman and friend to many. May God grant you the peace and comfort you deserve. You will be missed

  19. Dale Nichols Lindsey

    06 March 2023 12 months ago

    God be with you all during the days ahead of grieving for the love you shared with Brian. Praying for you all.

  20. Sharon & Clint Card

    09 March 2023 12 months ago

    We are so saddened by the news of Brian’s passing. May his family and friends feel God’s loving arms wrapped around them during this sorrowful time.

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