Lloyd ‘Clay’ Nichols
Lloyd “Clay” Nichols, 63, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at his home, from glioblastoma (brain cancer) with his significant other, Pat Torres, at his side.
He was born on April 11, 1954, in El Dorado, Kan. to Alva and Ollie McConnell Nichols.
They moved to Springdale, Ark., when he was about four years of age. He was proud to call himself an Arkansas Hillbilly. He attended Springdale High School but left early to enlist in the U.S. Army, receiving his high school diploma while stationed in Alaska. He served with pride for four years in the Army and following that, two years in the National Guard. He was a man of many talents, enjoying bass fishing, playing guitar and pool. He went to NW Vocational Technical School to become a longhaul truck driver in 1984. He had a long career driving the roads of the United States until the injury that he received while in the service sidelined him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Muriel and Jesse Nichols.
He is survived by his significant other, Pat Torres; and two brothers, Gene Nichols and Carl Nichols.
A celebration of his life was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista.
Online condolences may be made at www.funeral mation.com.