Born March 7, 1947, in Kennett, son of the late Thomas Jefferson Nichols and Pauline Robinson Troutt, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a truck driver.
Survivors include three step-children, Baron and Richard Randl and Misty Stark, of Qulin, Mo.; one sister, Theresa Lynn; 10 step-grandchildren; two nephews, Shannon and Kyle Lynn and one niece, Michaela Lynn.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo. with the Rev. Martin Goode officiating.