Orvin Donald Nichols

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 24, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Orvin Donald Nichols will be held at 2 p.m. on March 26 in the Big Hammock Baptist Church in Leander. Burial will follow in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home
of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. on March 25 at the church.
Orvin Donald Nichols, 72, passed away on March 23, 2012 after a brief illness.
Mr. Nichols spent a career in the United States Air Force.
After retirement, he spent another career as a civil servant at Fort Polk. Mr. Nichols was a life long pilot and flight instructor and taught many people how to fly. He loved nature, camping, and the mountains of Colorado.
Mr. Nichols was
born in 1939 in Glenmora to Oscar and Delia Goleman Nichols.
He is survived by his wife, Dottie Carol Nichols of Leesville; brother, Oren Nichols of Houston; daughters, Sandra Phagan of Vivian, Molora Vadnais of Santa Barbara, Calif. and
Naomi Free of Shreveport; son, David Nichols of Shreveport; stepdaughters, Rhonda Douglas of Taylor,Texas and Charlotte Bradford of Dallas; and stepson, George Bradford of Plano, Texas. Mr. Nichols had nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren,
each of whom he taught to kayak and fish.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers, Gethren and Grady Nichols; and his first wife Kala Smith Nichols.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.labbymemorial.com.