Our beloved Lloyd Nichols deported for heaven at 95 years young, on Monday, February 29, 2016. He was right where he wanted to be in his last days, at home and surrounded by loved ones. His funeral service will be 10:30 on Saturday March 5, 2016 at Morrison First Christian Church, with The Reverend, Roy Fleshman officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lloyd was born on the family farm, September 12, 1920 near Morrison, Ok, where he was the seventh son born to William B. and Lilly Nichols. Being the youngest brother his job was to help his mother around the house, (Don’t think he was a mama’s boy) when he was about fourteen he went to work in the field farming side by side with his dad using mules and horses.
Later Lloyd served in the Air Force and while on leave, he and Elise Pauline Akers were married at the family farm on October 23, 1942. Upon his return home from the Air Force, he made a living by renting different farms, until 1956, when he bought the family farm, where he grew a large garden and continued farming. His son Chuck and daughter Paula said they were not rich but, with Lloyd and Pauline they were the richest family around.
About 1961 Lloyd went to work hauling rock and later, to everyone’s satisfaction, grading roads for Noble County where after forty two years he retired.
After the loss of Pauline, he and Kathleen Jones married in November 1998, they shared fifteen years of living every day to the fullest until Kathleen’s death in 2013.
The next three years for Lloyd was filled everyday by doing things together with his daughter, Paula Kirkendall and son Chuck Nichols. The enjoyment those times brought to us; we loved spending it with him. Lloyd went to every ballgame around, loving sports till his dying day, he played softball until he was sixty five, golfing with his son until he was eighty seven, and if he couldn’t play it he watched it on TV especially, to cheer on the Thunder. His favorite past time was playing cards with family and friends at the American Legion and Senior Citizens. In the latter part of Lloyd’s life the casinos gave him great joy or sadness depending on if he was winning or losing.
He is predeceased by his mother and father; six brothers and their wives; and his grandson, Aaron Kirkendall.
He is survived by his son, Chuck and wife Janene; daughter Paula and her husband Jim; his three grandchildren Charles, David and Ashby; His great grandchildren, Macee, Emily, Eli, Davey, Asher, and Malakye; many nieces and nephews of the Nichols and Akers families.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com .