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Larry Ray Nichols


1944 - 2013 | In Memoriam Condolences
LARRY RAY NICHOLS Larry Ray Nichols, of Red Bluff, CA was born in Aberdeen, WA, on May 25, 1944, the youngest of three children born to Harold Oscar Nichols and Helen S. (Martin) Nichols. He suffered a serious fall at his home on April 9th, and died as a result of his injuries on April 20, 2013, while hopsitalized in Sacramento, CA. He was 68. Larry graduated from Davis Douglas High School in Portland, OR in 1962. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for serveral years. He was a life-long trucker, working mostly in the logging industry in central Oregon and northern California, and for over 42 years owned and operated his own trucks. He sold out and retired in 2012. He was a member of Red Bluff Elks Lodge #1250 and the Red Bluff Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Powell Nichols of Red Bluff; his son, Lance Robert Nichols of Joseph, OR; granddaughter Kelly Michelle Chiaroni of Long Beach, CA; sister Sally Jo (Ernest) McCollum of Huson, MT; nephews Bradley S. McCollum of New York; Douglas H. McCollum and Todd M. (Camille) McCollum of Montana; John D. (Nicki) Reynolds and George Reynolds, and niece Rebecca Ann Holdeman, all of Wyoming; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sons Donald Allen and Harold Ray; his brother Harold Dean; two half-sisters, Fredricka Jean Lawrence and Helen Patricia Reynolds; a niece, Stacy McCollum, and a nephew, Thomas Keith Reynolds. Larry is also survived by numerous friends, including Lloyd (Denise) Grossman, who drove truck for Larry in the late 1970's, Bill and Barbara Jacobs, and Richard and Sandy Keen, all of Red Bluff. A memorial will be held at a later date.
Published in Daily News from Apr. 27 to Apr. 30, 2013
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