Ronald Joe Nichols, 67, passed away March 27, 2021. He was born July 7, 1953 in Dallas, Texas.
Ronald graduated from Brownwood High School in 1971. He graduated with a bachelors degree in business from Howard Payne University in 1975. He and his wife Ty Ann married August 18, 1972.
Ronald owned and operated Nichols Marketing as a food broker. His wife, mother, and some family called him Ronald. He was known as Ron to everyone else. He also proudly went by Daddy and Papa. He played high school football for the Brownwood Lions when they won two back-to-back state championships. He loved camping, fishing, cooking, grilling, making a sale, dogs, football, Thanksgiving, music (country, blues, and oldies), old western movies, The Three Stooges, and talking with just about anyone. More than anything else, he loved his family and spending time with them.
He is survived by his wife Ty Ann Nichols; daughter Ny Lynn Nichols-Crowell, husband Mike, and son Connor; son Zachary Nichols and wife Janet; daughter Tori Nichols; father Sherman Lee Nichols; sister Shirley Johnson; brother Dennis Nichols; brother David Nichols and wife Lynne; brother Randy Nichols and wife Pat; mother-in-law Alma Cosgrove; mother-in-law JoAnn Edwards; sister-in-law Joyce Ann Edwards Buys.
He was preceded in death by son Anthony Nichols; son Eric Nichols; mother Evelyn Nichols; father-in-law Jack Cosgrove; father-in-law Calvin Edwards; father-in-law John Cosgrove; mother-in-law Wanda Bonin; sister-in-law Peggy Nichols; brother-in-law Gene Johnson; brother-in-law Jackie Cosgrove.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Broadway Funeral Directors chapel in Lubbock.