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.


Denise Cavenee/Watts commented on 11-Aug-2017 08:57 AM
I am so sorry for the loss of a very special person. Jimmy was more like a brother then a cousin. He was a very caring and giving person. My heart breaks for his family, especially his wife Karon. I guess God needed him in heaven to help with the rest of our crazy clam. RIP Jimmy-you will be missed. Tell my mom, Aunt Bev. and my brother Gerald hi and I love all of you!!!
Kathleen Maddock-Kimble commented on 15-Aug-2017 06:56 PM
I believe Jimmy was my grandmother's next-door neighbor on Orange Street in San Bernardino before her death in 1970. I remember he had brothers named Melvin and Larry. Larry used to rake my grandmother's lawn for her. Their mother's name was Sybil, and she was so good to my grandmother. The boys always looked out for my grandmother, and we gave the Nickells her buffet and some other furniture when she passed away. I remember how much my mother appreciated all they did for my grandmother. Jimmy was five years older than me. May he rest in peace with blessings for all he did for Mary Roberts, my grandmother.


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