Stephen Michael Nichols, 55 took our Lord Jesus Christ's hand and
entered the gates of Heaven on July 8, 2011.

Mike was born April 20, 1956 in Odessa, TX to Bobby Joe and Peggy
Nichols. He married Barbara Jean Russell on February 22, 1992.

Mike worked for Saulcon as the Yard Superintendent for many years until
his illness.

Mike loved God, his family, and life. He lived his life to the fullest. Mike's
favorite hobby was his motorcycles, how fast could he make the next one
run. He still holds the record at the Penwell Raceway for the fasted time
on the track. Many a day was spent with Jacob tearing down motorcycles,
rebuilding them, and riding around town. Mike loved to fish, hunt, and
find the next best gun. He loved his Friday nights at Gattiland with his
grandkids and getting his hair done by the girls. His sense of humor
always made someone smile. Most of all, Mike was a devoted Christian;
he love the Lord with all his heart, and never lost his faith throughout his
illness. Mike led many friends and coworkers to the Lord; he was a
member of Odessa Christian Faith Center.

Mike was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, his father and mother,
Bobby Joe and Peggy Nichols, and his grandparents; Boyce Ray and
Irene Nichols and Ben and Erma Lee Hudman. He is survived by his
daughter, Summer Dawn Darvischi and husband Stefan, of Granbury; his
son Michael Royce Nichols and wife April of Robert Lee; his son Stephen
Jacob Nichols of Odessa, one brother D.R. Nichols of Odessa, and one
sister Tamyra Denyce Clements of Odessa; a step-daughter Melissa
Leigh Bradshaw and husband Alan of Odessa, step-son James Amerson
Russell, Jr. and wife Lisa of Odessa, seven grandchildren and three
nieces who all loved him very much.

A memorial service was held for Mike will be at Odessa Christian Faith
Center, 8860 Andrews Hwy, Odessa, TX Monday, July 11, 2011, at 11
a.m. with Rev. Don Caywood officiating.
Stephen Michael Nichols