Richard Shuford Nichols
June 21, 1952 ‒ December 25, 2020
Formerly of Yantis, Texas
Richard Shuford Nichols, age 68, of Howard, Ohio and formerly of Yantis, Texas, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at his home.
He was born on June 21, 1952 in Dallas, Texas to John and Alta (Harden) Nichols. Richard worked for Southwestern Bell for over 33 years and for the Lands End Fire Department in Yantis, Texas for over 11 years where he served as Fire Chief. He was a member of the Lake Fork Baptist Church where he served as Head of Maintenance. Richard also was a member of the Flora Masonic Lodge #119 in Quitman, Texas. He enjoyed hunting, volunteering, and helping whoever was in need. But most of all, Richard loved the time he spent with his family.
He is survived by his wife Carleen (Flores) Nichols; his children Jason (Stephanie) Nichols, Vanessa (Bill) Young, Robert Ash (Tressie) Nichols; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Jackey (Dottie) Nichols and Chris (Kris Guerra) Nichols.
Richard was preceded in death by his mother Alta Nichols.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Lake Fork Baptist Church in Alba, Texas, (9483 FM 515, Alba, TX 75410), beginning at 11AM with Mr. Danny Meeks officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions may be made to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, LBDA.org (or) +St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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