He was a self-employed carpet layer and had worked
on shrimp boats.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was born March 14, 1957, in Canton, Ohio.
Survivors include his mother, Peggy Ann Leathers
Lahmeyer of Springfield; his father, Ronald Lee
Nichols of Springfield; one brother, Kevin Lee
Nichols of Jacksonville, Fla.; and an aunt, Jean
Mellott Cypher of Lincoln, who cared for him for
He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Carrie
Welker Hahn, who lived in Broadwell and also helped
care for him.
He was of the Christian faith.
He graduated from Lanphier High School in 1975.
Memorials may be made to Camp Butler National