Steven Douglas Nichols, 48, of Chattanooga, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, following an car accident.Steve was a 1982 graduate of McCallie School he then served in the United States Navy, and after the Navy he came back to Chattanooga and began working at Kochs Bakery. He also was a member of the NRA and was an avid gunsmith holding his 07 classification, and was a member of Calvary Chapel. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Nichols; brother, Dwayne Nichols; stepfather, Lyle Davis.Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Nichols; mother, Barbara Davis; children, Candace Nichols, Steven Nichols II, Thomas Nichols, all of Chattanooga; and niece, Elizabeth Rutkowski. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.Family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers; donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe.