Elwood Floyd Nicks, 85, of Owensville, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at his residence.
He was born on Jan. 29, 1934, to Floyd Ellis and Rebecca Jewel (Richardson) Nicks at Owensville.
He was united in marriage to Phyllis Bunner on June 29, 1963, at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Owensville.
Elwood served his country with the United States Army serving in the 24th Army Division in the Korean War. He was a life long farmer and worked as a custodian for Gasconade Co. R-2 Schools. He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ having served on the Church Council; was a MFA Delegate; enjoyed farming, fishing, and hunting; also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Rebecca Nicks; sisters, Betty Nicks and Winona Coen; brothers-in-law, Charles Tometie, Glen Coen, and Jim Sidebottom; niece, Marci Lemen; and nephew, Matthew Tometie.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis of the home; daughters, Pamela Lewis and husband Greg, Teresa Robertson and husband Larry, Nicole Mehrhoff and husband Ryan all of Owensville, and Tiffany Martin and husband Andy of Belle; sister, Waneta Tometie of Whittier, Calif.; grandchildren, Ashley Stokes, Miranda and Austin Robertson, Blake and Daxton Mehrhoff, and Josie Martin; great-grandson, Karson Bingamin; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville.
Memorial services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel with Rev. Danny Jarvis officiating. A private family service will be held at a later date at Owensville City Cemetery.