John Arlin Nicks was reunited with his wife, Kathy, in heaven on Thursday, January 12, 2023. He was 62.
Graveside service with inurnment at Goodwell Cemetery, Goodwell, Oklahoma, is pending.
Arrangements are under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home, of Frederick.
He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on November 15, 1960, to Arlin and Janet (Hale) Nicks. He graduated from Chickasha High School in Chickasha, Oklahoma, with the Class of 1979. After high school, John attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
After leaving college, John would marry Kathleen Patricia Jones in Guymon, Oklahoma, in 1988. They, along with Kathleen’s young daughter, Kandy, would start their new family in the Guymon area over the next few years. The youngest son, Mike, would arrive in the early 1990’s.
Being the son of Arlin and Janet Nicks meant one thing; John was going to be taught to work very hard in his life. His working background focused on the construction of pre-fabricated steel building systems. He started at the construction site in his early years. However, by the end of his career, he was designing these building systems for the construction crews.
John enjoyed his work and the people he would work around through the years. However, a tired heart and an aging body forced a very hard-working man into an early retirement in recent years. He will be remembered by many for his love of Oklahoma State University athletics, his cooking skills, love for fishing, sense of humor, his model train and plane collection, and his never-ending smile.
John is survived by his step-daughter: Kandy; son: Mike; sisters: Sharon Nicks Riley (Rob), and Diane Nicks Erickson (Jeff); and a brother: Joe Nicks; four sisters-in-law: Judy Jones Arnold (Jim), Karen Jones O’Neil, Barbara Jones Cunningham (Rodney), and Mary Ann Burda (Ben) and brother-in-law: Michael Jones (Mary); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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