Thomas William Niven, Sr.

Thomas William Niven, Sr.


Thomas William Niven, Sr. 74, of Berkeley Springs, passed away on June 5, 2023 at War Memorial Hospital Inc. in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 17, 1948 in Wheeling, WV to the late William L. Niven and Norma (Theby) Niven.

After high school Thomas proudly went to serve his country in Vietnam and was assigned to the 101st Airborne with the United States Army. After he finished serving his country, he worked in construction for several years and finished his career with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Thomas was a very kind, caring, and loving man. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, and brother.

Thomas married the love of his life Janice (Fluharty) Niven on September 4, 1993. They built a beautiful life together in Berkeley Springs. Thomas enjoyed life, spending time with his family, going fishing, and taking care of his horses.

Left to cherish memories of Thomas are his wife Janice; his children: Theby (Niven) Gregory and her husband Darrin, Tammy Collins and husband John, “Tommy” Thomas William Niven Jr. and his significant other Christine Vaughn; two granddaughters: Megan Collins and Kaylee Niven; two grandsons: Lance Collins and T.J. Niven and one brother Robert “Bob” Niven.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Lavada Niven.

The family received friends at Dorsey Funeral Home at 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston, W.Va., on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 10-11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Everett Powell officiating. Entombment followed at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery, Shinnston. Military honors were provided by the United States Army and Harrison County Honor Guard.

Dorsey Funeral Home and Crematory handled the services and were honored to serve the Niven family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.DorseyFuneral