John W. Nichols, 70, of St. Marys, WV, passed away, January 16, 2014, at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus in Parkersburg, W.Va. He was born, July 28, 1943, in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of the late Pearl and Grace Hart Nichols. He was a 1961 graduate of St. Marys High School and retired after 36 years from Momentive (Union Carbide/Witco) in Sistersville, W.Va. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, a member of George Street Church of Christ, and a member of the St. Marys Golf Club. Hobbies included golfing, bowling, his grandkids, mowing grass, and being an accomplished guitar player.