Bennie Lee Nichols, 57, of Cisco went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, November 22, 2010 in Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Cisco Church of the Nazarene, officiated by Dr. Michael Gentry, assisted by Reverend Johnny Clay Nichols, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Kimbrough Funeral Home. Visitation with family and friends will be 5:00-7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.
Bennie was born in Cisco, Texas on October 24, 1953 to Ben Aaron and Emma Lee (Jones) Nichols. He married Ruby Elizabeth (Liz) (Oatman) Nichols on April 18, 1981, in Loving, Texas. He was an avid golfer, and was a member of Lake Cisco County Club and an honorary member of several area golf clubs, he was also a member of Church of the Nazarene. He worked at Cisco College on the Abilene campus in the maintenance department.
He is survived by his wife Ruby Elizabeth (Liz) Nichols of Cisco; daughters, Jennifer Lee Burke and husband Nick of Cisco, Julie Elizabeth Rust and husband Aaron of Scranton; father, Ben Aaron Nichols of Cisco; brothers, Gary Lynn Nichols of Cisco, Freddie Don Nichols and wife Ann of Indianapolis, Indiana; also, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Lee Nichols, whom passed away, November 13, 2004.
Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation-TX, 5429 LBJ Fwy. #250, Dallas, TX 75240-2617.