Rick Alan Nichols, resident of Collinsville, passed from this life at his home with his family by his side on Saturday afternoon, November 7, 2015, at the age of 60 years. Rick was born October 7, 1955, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Raymond and Patsy (King) Nichols. He was raised and received his education in Stillwater, graduating Stillwater High School. Rick enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in December of 1973. Following his discharge in August of 1976, he made his home in Tulsa. He was united in marriage to Melissa Bellatti; and to this union, three children were born. In 1997, Rick moved to Collinsville, Oklahoma, and on March 17, 2000, he was united in marriage to Rena Kelly Tobin in Bentonville, Arkansas. Rick was co-owner of Drake Air until retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and softball.
Those that survive include:
His wife; Rena, of the home
Children; Jason Nichols of Denver, Colorado
Tyler Nichols of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ashley Nichols of Dallas, Texas
His mother; Patsy Nichols of Stillwater, Oklahoma
Stepdaughter; Kendal Widdoes of Owasso, Oklahoma
Grandchildren; Isaac, Cadence, Avery and Cruz
Three sisters; Rae Ette Maxey and her husband Tim of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nita Nichols and Shannon Trimble of Kilgore, Texas
Nikki Hoffman and her husband Glenn of Stillwater, Oklahoma
Rick was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial services for Rick will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso, Oklahoma, with Shawn Brackett officiating. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (stopsarcoidosis.org), 1820 West Webster Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60614. At Rick’s request, cremation has taken place. The family entrusted arrangements to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso, OK. www.moweryfs.com
Gonna miss you uncle Rick. I was so lucky to have you as an uncle! All your pranks and humor! You embarrassed the crap out of me but I wouldn’t have it any other way, the pants pulled high, billy bob teeth and hat turned sideways yelling and waving at softball games, waxing the hard wood before I came over just to be entertained all night with us girls falling every single time we touched the floor, and putting dawn dish soap in the hot tub so there was bubbles for days. You were definitely on of a kind! You will be forever in our hearts!!! Xoxo
— Shelbey Kirschner, Wednesday – November 18, 2015
Seems like yesterday we was planting food plots and hunting deer. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Love ya buddy
— David Bishop, Wednesday – November 25, 2015
Rock was a great man to work for, he was always nice and friendly to all that worked for him. He will be greatly missed. I pray blessing and peace to his family
— Travis Bishop, Wednesday – November 25, 2015
A good man that I learned an enormous amount of knowladge from. Some usefull and some not so much, but he always had a reply. His sence of humor was second to none, which is why some of his answers wernt so usefull. But always entertaining. We will miss you.
— Keith Blair, Wednesday – November 25, 2015
Truly a good person. Lucky to have had him in my life.
— Scott Kirschner, Wednesday – December 2, 2015
Such an impact on everyone that new him. Now he is free. May God bless him.
— Keyna Kirschner, Wednesday – December 2, 2015
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – December 4, 2015
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rick to:
The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
1820 West Webster Street, Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60614