Roy Alvin “Sonny” Nichols, 86 of Orange, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, at his residence.

Memorial services to remember his life will be at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until service time.

Sonny was born on June 2, 1925 in Merryville, LA, to the late Dempsey Alvin Nichols, Sr. and Josephine Adelia (Smith) Nichols, his lived in Orange for 62 years, worked as an Instrumentation Technician for the DuPont Sabine River Works Plant in Orange, where he retired in 1983.

He served in the United States Army during World War, II, enjoyed fishing, hunting, being in the outdoors, spending time with his family, he helped raise his grandchildren, he enjoyed vegetable gardening, trapping, cooking and grilling. Sonny was of the Presbyterian faith and he served on the School Board of the Little Cypress School District during the 1960’s.

Sonny is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dempsey Alvin Nichols, Jr. and his sisters, Mary Ellen Reeves and Delores McWilliams.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Jo Anne Nichols of Orange; his daughter, Donna Bacon and husband, Mark of Orange; his son, Robert Alvin Nichols and wife, Linda of Orange; his grandchildren, Michelle Lee Tubbleville, Stacy Lynn Nichols, Randall Allen Nichols, Cameron Dean Peet, Casey Dyan Lemaster, Dustin Bacon, Noah Bacon and Heath Bacon; eight great grandchildren and numerous extended family.