Anthony Lee Nichols

1950 - 2012

Anthony Lee Nichols, 61, of Columbia, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012, at The Bluffs. Anthony was born October 29, 1950, in Marrigold, Miss. to T.L. and Anna Laura (Hutchinson) Nichols. He married Vickie Ferrier on September 1, 1986, in Hartsburg. Anthony was a dirt track car owner, avid racer and fan. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Anthony is survived by: his wife, Vickie; three sons, David Nichols (Berniece), Jeffery Duncan (Ashley), and Mike Duncan (Rochelle); one daughter, Jennifer Smith (Ray); two brothers, Delmer Nichols (Denise) and Robert Nichols (Charlotte); nine grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park in Mexico. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research Center 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, MO 65201. Tributes can be left online at