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John Nick Chryssikos

July 1, 2021

John Nick Chryssikos, II, 61 of Bedford, VA went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 1, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of the late Patricia Snow Chryssikos.

Nick was born in California, a son of Pauline “Kathy” Chryssikos and the late Lewis Jackson Chryssikos. He earned an associate degree in welding and worked for over 20 years in the industry. He also enjoyed welding as a hobby, creating replicas of insects, motorcycles, and more. Nick loved working on cars and watching NASCAR races. He also loved reading and being outdoors. Spending time at Smith Mountain Lake with his family was one of his favorite things to do.

In addition to his mother, left to cherish Nick’s memory are son, John Patric Chryssikos; step-daughter, Candy Blankenship; siblings, Robert Lewis Chryssikos (Tammy), Patricia Anne Stapf (David), and Lucy Marie Porter; 11 nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and father, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Phillip Chryssikos and Alice Chryssikos Webb.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor John Salley officiating.

Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford is assisting the family. To send condolences online, please visit

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I was just hanging out at home watching a video of low riders - all Impalas and thought of Nick with his 64 4 door hard top! We had TOO MUCH FUN in high school @ College Park High in Pleasant Hill--- low riding EVERY WEEKEND! I always had Impalas and Nick had his 64 & a Bitchin 73 Monte Carlo. I have stories FOR DAYS with Nick and also his brother Phil & sister Alice. I knew his dad Lewis pretty well too. GREAT FAMILY! RIP Nicky!

Posted by WILLIAM (Bill) NILON on October 5, 2021

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