Roger “D.T.” Arnold Nichols, 75 passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 27, 2023. Roger was born on October 5, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois to James and Susan Nichols. After graduating from high school, Roger was drafted into the United States Air Force to then retire as a MSGT after 22 years of honorable service during the Vietnam Era.
Roger had orders to Eglin Air Force Base where he later retired in the late 80’s. He was a jack of all trades after the Air Force but later retired in life as a maintenance technician for Riverwood Apartments.
Roger was a member of VNVLV MC Chapter Zulu.
For those who love motorcycles, riding isn’t just a hobby. It’s a passion, a community and a way of life. The highways and byways are a sacred place filled with friends who are like family, where they share pit stops and years of cherished memories. Roger loved his second family, his club (the brotherhood) where he was thought of as a generous and kind man, always thinking of others and willing to help anyone in need.
Roger will be missed by his children, his brothers, his family and his furry friends, Shadi, Bane and Kiwi.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Susan Marie Thiel and James Arnold Nichols and his daughter, Stacie Nichols.
Roger is survived by his best friend, Rosemary McKissick, his three sons, Chris Nichols (Fiancé Ashley Grym-Rivers), Brian Nichols and Steven Nichols, his daughters, October Rooney, Sarah Short, Heidi Nichols and Lotte Nichols and nine grandchildren.
“A Bikers Prayer”
May the sun rise in front of me, the rain fall behind me and the wind follow me. May the angels guard my travels for they know what is ahead of me. Keep me safe through rolling hills and swirling turns. Let the eagle guide me to the mountain tops. Let the moon’s light guide me through the night. Lord, thank you for letting me be a BIKER! Amen
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023, beginning at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Chaplain Terry “Chappy” Adkinson officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
If anyone would like to order flowers, Roger’s favorite flowers were crepe myrtles and red and black roses.
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