Rodman "Gene" Eugene Nichols Jr 66, of Chester, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2023. He was the son of the late Rodman Eugene Nichols Sr and Catherine Green Nichols. Gene worked at Philip Morris for nearly 40 years before retiring. He enjoyed traveling, auto racing, working on projects and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife Pamela Nichols, sister Starlet Kline, son Corey Nichols and wife Nikkie, daughters Britney Nichols, Scottie Wyatt, granddaughters Olivia Mack, Delayna Nichols, Kaylan Nichols, Mariah Miller and grandson Kasen Nichols. Funeral services will be private. The Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory 2033 Boulevard are handling the arrangements. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.