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Obituary for Billy Nichols
Billy Gene Nichols, 82, of Peoria, IL has gone to be with the Lord on December 3, 2015 after passing at his home. Billy was born June 21, 1933 in Hartville, MO to Jason and Bessie Lee Cantrell Nichols. He married Wilma Jean Baker on February 18, 1952 in Salem, AR. She preceded him in death; he was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and four brothers. Surviving are his son, David (Dianna) Nichols of Dahinda, IL; daughter, Kathy (Bob) Simpson of Metamora, IL; six grandkids, Stacey, Kristy, Renee, Joshua, Jacob, Sara; nine great grandkids; numerous nieces, nephews and his beloved pet, Goldie. Billy worked at Caterpillar retiring in 1986. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Cremation has been accorded through the Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. with a visitation one hour before at Abts Mortuary in Pekin. His nephew James Baker will be officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Mansfield, MO. Memorials may be made to the Journey Church in East Peoria.