Obituary: John David Nichols

Devoted husband, father, successful businessman, family man

John David Nichols, husband, and lifelong sweetheart to Lynn Nichols, died peacefully in Claremont on May 22.

He was born in Tipton, California, and lived with his family in Claremont, where he was a devoted family man and a successful business owner for more than 40 years.

His loving daughter Tiffany Renee Cespedes preceded him in death.

John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sarah Lynn Nichols; son, Christopher John Nichols; grandson, Jon Christopher Nichols; daughter-in-law Pamela Nichols; and son-in-law, Rony Cespedes.

“John was a friend to everyone in the area, always willing to lend a helping hand, especially to his children’s friends growing up by providing summer opportunities,” his family shared. “John’s smile and laugh were contagious, with his unique sense of humor to all who had the pleasure of meeting him or getting to know him personally. He loved his family with all his heart and will be greatly missed.”


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