Beards Funeral Chapel

855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-8551

Larry Don Nickell

Barling, AR

1948 - 2012

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Published: July 29, 2012

Larry Don Nickell, 64, of Barling, Ark., passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the V.A. Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born Jan. 17, 1948, in Fayetteville, the son of Dwight L. and Robbie E. Sandlian Nickell.

He was a Christian and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era as sergeant in the 1st Air Calvary attached to the Air Force as a Black Hat Path Finder.

Survivors are his siblings, Roberta Nickell Roles of Springdale, Barbara Nickell Upshaw of Huntsville, Rick Nickell of West Fork; his half brothers and sisters, Regina Lynne Nickell Villines of Lowell, Christopher Scott Nickell of Springdale, Teresa Ann Ratliff of Apache Junction, Ariz., Carolyn Kay Ratliff Wheeler of Springdale and William Edward "Eddie" Ratliff of Springdale; four nieces and six nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Beard's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Dennis and Mark Upshaw officiating. Burial will be in Nickell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the V.A. Palliative Care Unit at the V.A. Hospital in Fayetteville.

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