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|Offspring of Tom Nichols and Daisy Margaret Creamer Robison (1892-1988)|
|Yvonne Edna Nichols (1926-2008)|| |
Thomas W. Nichols Funeral services for Thomas W. Nichols, age 93, were held at the First Baptist Church of Bowie, Saturday, November 2, 1985 at 2 pm. Rev. Milton Magness officiated the service and burial was in the Sunset Cemetery under the direction of Burgess Funeral Home of Bowie. Mr. Nichols was born February 10, 1892 in Fannin County, Texas and he married Daisy Creamer July 3, 1921 in Iowa Park, Texas. He was a retired oilfield pumper and had lived in Bowie for forty years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and well known for writing and singing his jingles and poems. He was author of more than 1000 poems. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Nichols of Bowie, one daughter, Mrs. Yvonne Erle of Richardson, Texas, one sister, Mrs. Willie Belle Baldwin of Long Beach, California, two brothers, Claude O. Nichols of Lubbock, Texas and Knox Finley Nichols of Lefors, Texas; also two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Harbin Cleveland, Leslie Yerby, Verna Briggs, Clark Wheeler, Flynn Stewart, and T.J. Wheeler.
Nov. 8, 1985 Nichols, Bowie
Bowie, Texas –(special)- Thomas W. Nichols, 93, died Thursday in a Bowie Hospital. Services will be at 2pm Saturday at First Baptist Church in Bowie with the Rev. Milton Magness, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset, Texas, Cemetary with arrangements under direction of Burgess-Fry Funeral Home. He was born Feb. 10, 1892, in Fannin County, Texas. He was raised in Bowie where he lived for more than 40 years. He also lived in Burkburnett. He was a retired pumper. Nichols was member of First Baptists Church in Bowie. He was honorary poet laureate of Bowie and was parade marshall for the annual Jim Bowie Days Parade. He was well known in the area for singing and writing jingles. He was the author of more than 1,000 poems. He and Daisy Creamer were married July 3, 1921, in Iowa Park. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Yvonne Erle of Richardson, Texas; a sister, Willie Bell Baldwin of Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Claude O. of Lubbock, Texas and Knox F. of Lefors, Texas; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.