Davy Nichols, age 54 of Gatesville, died Saturday, February 6, 2009 at a Waco hospital.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00PM Wednesday, February 10, 2009 at the Gatesville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro A.C. Painter. Burial will follow at the Turnersville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-8:00 PM Tuesday February 9, 2009 at the funeral home.
Davy was born on May 20, 1955 in Clifton, Texas to Wiley Dean and Hazel Pruitt Nichols. He graduated from Gatesville High School in 1973.
Davy worked for Coca-Cola before starting his own roofing company in Gatesville. He loved to hunt, fish and trade livestock. In his younger years he loved the rush of a good bullride and bareback bronco. He won all around cowboy for Gatesville Jr. Rodeo in 1972. He was known for his skill as a domino player and could not stand to lose a game.
Davy was so proud of all of his children and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He loved each and everyone in a special way. They each had their own separate place in his heart. He loved the Lord and was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church of Gatesville.
He was preceded in death by Davy Dean and Rocky's mother, Shirley Nichols; father, Wiley Dean Nichols and son, Bucky Nichols.
Davy was survived by his wife, Faye Nichols of Gatesville; mother, Hazel Pruitt Nichols; four sons, Davy Dean Nichols and wife Mindy, Rocky Zell Nichols and wife Heather, Lance Nichols and Bill Caufied; daughter, Lynn Jones and husband Jimmy; brothers, Steve Nichols and Wiley Allen Nichols and wife Sherry; sister, Alice Tippitt and husband Dale; grandchildren, Cole Lovorn, Cameron Jones, Emilee Caufield, Layne Lovorn, Cara Lovorn, Lauren Jones, T. J. Caufield, Alyvia Nichols, Quade Nichols, Blayson Nichols, Hunter Caufield, Layden Nichols, Ally Nichols and Braylen Nichols and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, 4921 E. Hwy 84, Gatesville, Texas 76528.