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Leland Albert Nicks


01/28/1948 - 10/17/2015 Obituary
Leland Albert Nicks Obituary
Leland Albert Nicks passed away in his home in Visalia, CA. at the age of 67. Leland was born on January 28, 1948 in Oildale, CA to Raymond and Louise (Berry) Nicks.
Leland was raised in Bakersfield, CA and graduated from Foothill High School in 1966. In 1968 he joined the US Navy, serving four years as an air plane mechanic, mostly in Iceland. Leland's career path included truck driving, professional painter, and flooring warehouse manager.
Leland loved to tinker and was a craftsman in his own right. He was a master of what he put his mind to, nothing half done. He had a great love of the outdoors which included vegetable gardening, hunting, and his biggest passion of fishing.
Leland is survived by his daughters Amanda. Nicks and Nicole Nicks, both of Visalia, CA, sister Sandy Johnson and husband Gary Johnson of Bakersfield, CA, sister-in-law Theresa Nicks of Bruce, MS, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and Mends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Louise Nicks, bother Larry Nicks and twin brother Mark Nicks.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Elbow Creek Grange Hall, 13781 Ave. 328, Visalia, CA 93292.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to friends of Rollo
http://rollokids.org/donation-form
Arrangements by Smith Family Chapel. Condolences may he made at
www.smithfamilychapel.com
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 31, 2015
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