1944 - 2012
Louis Dean Nichols, 67, of Fulton, went to his eternal home Wednesday, April 25, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family, after a brief bout with cancer. He was born June 22, 1944, in Clarksville, Ark., the son of Louis Edward and Murel (Osburn) Nichols. Dean married Linda Taylor on July 20, 1968, in Freeport, Texas. She survives at their home. He was a man of faith and was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served on the building committee, as a deacon, and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was a classic car enthusiast and enjoyed attending car auctions. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing. He worked as an industrial insulator and owned Callaway Auto Sales. Along with his wife of 43 years, Dean will be fondly remembered by two sons, David Nichols of Kingdom City and Jason Nichols and wife Megan of Springhill, Tenn.; two daughters, Tammy Burton and husband Mike of Fulton and Laura Schroer and husband Pat of New Bloomfield; brother, Joe Nichols and wife Pat of Richwood, Texas; six grandchildren, Mariah Overstreet, Jacob Burton, Chance Schroer, Austin Schroer, Aubrey Nichols, and Jack Nichols; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, James Nichols and Sonny Barron. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Fulton, with Reverend Dr. Gary Shultz officiating. Interment will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, MO 65251. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Boone Hospice Home Care and Nurse Stephanie. Condolences can be sent by visiting www.debofuneralhome.com.