Thomas Charles "TC" Nichols, of Pacific, Mo., passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Evelyn House Hospice in St. Louis, after a 10 month battle with lung cancer. He was born August 30, 1952, in Jefferson City. Tom graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1970, then enrolled at Central Missouri State University, majoring in safety. Upon graduating in 1974, he went to work in the insurance industry as safety consultant before retiring in 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Ashley Nichols, St. Louis, Rhianna Nichols, St. Louis, Shanna Grace, husband Don; granddaughters, Gabby, Izzy and Sophia Grace; brother, Jim Nichols, wife Debbie; sister, Donna Nichols Chevallier and husband John; and faithful partner, Laurie Feldman. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Nelson Nichols; mother, Audrey Nichols; and precious daughter, Whitney. Memorial services will be held in St. Louis on November 12.