Donald â€śTinkâ€ť Nichols passed away after a brief illness Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 11:46 a.m. at Midland Memorial Hospital. He was born in Knott, Texas to John P. and Myrtie Nichols June 10, 1932, his motherâ€™s birthday. He married Lucille Mundell June 24, 1950, and was blessed with almost 64 years of marriage and four children.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Nichols of Knott; his four children, Sandra Hodnett of Big Spring, David Nichols and wife, Leah, of Bandera, Tammy Dyer of Austin and Chad Nichols and wife, Jackie, of Knott; five grandchildren, Jason Hodnett and wife, Jenny, Mandy Anderson and husband, Phillip, Natalie Stroup, Kaitlyn Nichols and Reagan Nichols; four great-grandchildren, Hanna and Travis Hodnett and Garrett and Brady Anderson; one sister-in-law, Dovie Nichols; and several nieces and nephews.
Tink was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Freddie Hodnett; and a daughter-in-law, Diana Currie Nichols; and all of his siblings, which include three brothers, Barney, Claudie and Chuck Nichols; and four sisters, Kathryn Grantham, Inez Sample, Edith Condron and Johnnie Ray.
After his family, Tinkâ€™s greatest love was farming and he was a good farmer. He came from an old farming family and continued that tradition all his life. He was a member of the Knott Church of Christ and was a respected member of the community.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel with Shawn Gary presiding. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials to the Texas Commission for the Blind, 3016 Kermit Hwy No. A, Odessa, Texas 79764-7307.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com