Mr. Nichols 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
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 several years.
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 Cemetery, Springfield.
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