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Daniel R. Nichols, Jr.

Daniel R. Nichols, Jr.
  • February 12, 1979 - August 4, 2017
  • Pekin, Illinois

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PEKIN ~ Daniel Roy “D.J.” Nichols, Jr., 38, of Pekin, passed away at 5:33 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Room in Peoria.

He was born February 12, 1979 in Pekin to Daniel Roy and Jody Kay (Cornwell) Nichols

Surviving are his mother, Jody Cornwell of Peoria Heights; five children, Kayla Nichols, Braydyn Nichols, Adayln Nichols, and Sophia Nichols, all of Pekin, and Tanner Crumley of East Peoria; three sisters, Tabitha Nichols of Pekin, Natasha Kellum of Bay Town, Texas, and Samantha Lumpkin of South Pekin; and one brother, James (Michelle) Nichols of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, David Nichols and Nathan Jenson.

D.J. had worked at Peoria Plaza Tire and last at O’Brien Steel as an overhead crane operator.

D.J. loved to ride his Harley and spend time with his kids.  He will be remembered for being a jokester, very blunt, having a good heart, and for making others laugh.

Private services will be at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.

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