William Edward McNichols, 82, of Blairs, Va., heard "Well done, my good and faithful servant" from his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Born in Pittsylvania County, on November 3, 1936, he was the son of the late Gracie Farthing McNichols and the late Claude Swanson McNichols. Mr. McNichols was married to Margie Hooker McNichols his loving wife of 63 years, of the residence. William was a wonderful husband and father, always putting his family and others before himself. William was a self-employed contractor for 50 years where he owned and operated McNichols and Son, with his son Miles. While operating his own business he was also employed full time by Dibrell Brothers Tobacco Factory for 12 years. Mr. McNichols was also a contractor with Virginia Preservations, prior to his decline in health. He was a member of Blairs Baptist Church and was a member and past Worshipful Master of Carter Masonic Lodge #323, AF&AM. He is survived by one son, William Miles McNichols of Blairs, Va.; one daughter, Maria M. Daniel (Neal) of Roxboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, Stacy Dunlevy, Stuart McNichols, and Megan McNichols; and three great-grandchildren, Mackenna Dunlevy, Mollie Dunlevy, and Leila Lester. In addition to his parents, Mr. McNichols was predeceased by a son, Mark Edward McNichols; one sister, Bonnie J. McNichols; and one brother, James S. McNichols. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 6 until 7:30 p.m., at Norris Funeral Services, Inc. Mount Hermon Chapel and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Norris Funeral Services, Inc. Mount Hermon Chapel, with the Rev. John Lester officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park. Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave by Carter Masonic Lodge #323, AF&AM. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, 223 Riverview Dr., Suite J, Danville, VA 24541 or the charity of your choice. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the McNichols family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.

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