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Wayne Morton Nichols

Ryan Mortuary

Salina, KS

Wayne  Morton  Nichols

Wayne Morton Nichols, 88, of Salina, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 21, 2014. On June 11, 1925 he was born to the late Morton Laddie and Mable Cope (Michaels) Nichols in Manchester, Kansas.

Wayne joined the United States Army and fought in World War II. While serving the army he drove a truck around nine foreign countries. After returning from war he bought his own dump truck and started Nichols Trucking.

He married Lois Jean Jordan on October 8, 1954 in Gypsum Kansas.

He was always known and will be remembered for his cowboy boots, love of old country western music (especially Johnny Cash) and his collection of hats from traveling the U.S. after retirement. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and VFW Post 1432 in Salina.

He will be dearly missed by -
Wife: Lois of the home
Daughters: Sharolynn and Kenneth Knox of Tecumseh KS
Sondra and Jim McGee of Fishers, IN
Four grandchildren: Jeremy Knox
Colby Knox
Lindsay Knox
Lauren McGee
Sisters: Florence Lehman of Salina
Betty and Joe Smith of Ellsworth

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Beuhla, and brothers Cloyce, James, Clayton and Lloyd Nichols.

A funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Ryan Mortuary.

Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 P.M. Monday, family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Burial will be immediately after the service on Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery in Salina.

Memorials may be made to VFW Post 1432 and are in care of Ryan Mortuary 137 N. Eighth Salina, KS 67401.

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