Donald Nichols, 90 of Marshall passed away October 21, 2022 at his home in Marshall surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 14, 1932 in Marshall to Artist Joseph Nichols and Bessie Mae Hester Nichols. Don graduated from Marshall High School in 1950 and went on to serve his country by joining the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean War. He married Elizabeth Huffman March 4, 1951 in Marshall where they made their home. He loved to travel with their many friends and family members especially with the grandchildren to Colorado. He liked working on cars in his shop, but most of all he loved helping others.
Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife of 71 years, Elizabeth of Marshall; children: Beth Nichols Tarpley and her husband Dennis of Mesquite, and Donald Wayne Nichols and his wife Cindi of North Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren: Adam Kyle Tarpley and his wife Carolyn of Rockwall, and Lauren Elizabeth Tarpley of Dallas; great grandchildren: Audrey Kathryn Tarpley and Caleb Clifton Tarpley of Rockwall; great granddog: Kip of Dallas; brother: Lamar Nichols of Pinehurst, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents; his twin sister, Delores Anne Summers Brown, and brothers: Keith Nichols and Leo Nichols.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2022 at the Travis St. Chapel of the Sullivan Funeral Home with Funeral Services beginning at 2 p.m. also at the Travis St. Chapel of the Sullivan Funeral Home with Rev. Sherrill Stiles and Rev. Gary Crabtree officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers will be David Huffman, Steve Huffman, Todd Pugh, John Michael McDonald, Ronnie Nichols, Steve Summers. Honorary Pallbearers are: Randy Root, Ken Cook and Ernie Johnston.
Flowers are permitted or memorials may be made to Heartsway Hospice of Marshall or the charity of your choice. The Nichols family would like to say a very special Thank You to Heartsway Hospice nurse Lauren and caregivers, Brenda Green, Melissa Woodkins and Tamara Floyd. They all loved Dad and took excellent care of him during his illness.