Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 14, 2010

Funeral services for Roger A. “Nick” Nickerson Sr., 91, of Leesville will be held Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Labby Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Gil Arthur officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery in
Leesville. Visitation will be Saturday, January 16 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home, and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home in
Mr. Nickerson, the son of Chester and Bertha Thomas Nickerson, was born August 21, 1918 in Chelsea. He passed away on January 13, 2010 at the Woodlands Healthcare Center in Leesville.
Mr. Nickerson served in
the army during WWII. He was stationed at Ft. Polk and then deployed to England, France and Germany driving tanks. He played the trumpet in the unit band that played at the USO’s for the entertainment of other troops. After the war, he returned to
Leesville and his bride, Ollie Sue McElveen Nickerson. He worked in Leesville, Shreveport and Lake Charles for the US Post Office, was a donut shop owner, and an electrician. He eventually retired from Ft. Polk as an electrician. He loved to bowl and
was recently recognized by La. Lanes as the oldest league bowler. He loved to travel and spend time in Florida. He enjoyed being with family and watching his grandchildren grow and participate in various sports.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Chester and Bertha Nickerson; spouse, Ollie Sue Nickerson; son Roger Allan Nickerson, Jr.; brother Melvin Nickerson and sister Viola Newton.
He is survived by two daughters, Jane Beltz and husband John of
Leesville and Marci Nickerson of Houston, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Linda Nickerson of Lake Charles; five grandchildren, Debra Partridge and husband Robert of Anacoco, Brenda Richardson and husband Steven of Ft. Carson, Co, Allinda Sue Nickerson of
Lake Charles, Rebecca Majors and husband Jimmy of Pt. Neches, Texas and Meloni Hartley and husband Richard of Grand Junction, Co and fifteen great-grandchildren, Casey, Jared and Austen Partridge, Mason and Madison Paddy, Macayla and Keeley
Richardson, Braxton Nickerson, Justin, Matthew, and Jamie Majors; and Megan, Hannah, Trey and Michele Hartley.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the East Leesville Baptist Church Building Fund.
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comfort may be expressed to the Nickerson family at