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Thomas William Niven Sr.

July 17, 1948 ~ June 5, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Thomas William Niven Sr. 74, of Berkeley Springs, passed away on June 5, 2023 at War Memorial Hospital Inc. in Berkeley Springs, WV 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, and 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 his in death by his sister-in-law Lavada Niven.

The family will receive friends at Dorsey Funeral Home at 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston, WV on Saturday June 10, 2023 from 10:00-11:00AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:00AM with Pastor Everett Powell officiating.  Entombment will follow at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery, Shinnston.  Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and Harrison County Honor Guard.  Dorsey Funeral Home and Crematory will be handling the services and are honored to serve the Niven family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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June 10, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431

Funeral Service
June 10, 2023

11:00 AM
Dorsey Funeral Home
701 South Pike St.
Shinnston, WV 26431


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