Jimmy Ray Nickell, 11:00 AM, Monday, August 14, 2017


Jimmy Ray Nickell, 76, passed away on August 8, 2017, in Oklahoma City, OK. Jimmy is the son of Elmer and Sybil (Stapleton) Nickell, born on June 17, 1941, in Lawton, OK.

Jimmy worked as a floor covering installer and owned and operated Nickell Flooring and Custom Drapery, which later became Nickell Flooring. He retired in 1999, but continued to work until 2016. Jimmy was an entrepreneur; he and Karon had real estate in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Oklahoma. Jimmy was also a rancher and had a ranch in Wynnewood, OK. Jimmy enjoyed traveling, all over the western United States, plus Mississippi, Arkansas, and the Caribbean Islands with Karon. He was an OSU Football fan. He also enjoyed watching John Wayne movies, Blue Bloods, and Lonesome Dove. Jimmy was a leader, a perfectionist, and you always knew where you stood with him. He had a strong personality with a loving, caring heart for his family. Jimmy’s first love was being with his wife, Karon, his daughters, and especially his grandchildren.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Karon; 2 daughters, Teresa Warner and husband, Allan, of Lawton, OK and Dawna Foster, of Duncan, OK; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; and 4 brothers, David, Dewayne, Melvin, and Larry Nickell.

Funeral Services for Jimmy will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 14, 2017, at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home Chapel, in Moore, OK. Interment will at 2:00 PM, at Lookeba Cemetery, in Lookeba, OK. Services were under the direction of the John M. Ireland and Son Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.



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