Loyd E. Nichols, 90 of Waxahachie, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, in Waxahachie. He was born August 21, 1926, in Lone Oak, Texas to the late Authur and Rosie Johnson Nichols.

Loyd was a Navy veteran and proudly served our Country. He worked in the upholstery business for over 30 years and retired in 1980. Loyd was a devoted Christian, always putting God first in his life and setting a good example for his family, friends and all who knew him. His family was the light of his life, especially his loving wife Birda, of 70 years.

He is also survived by his daughters, Pansy Danford of Waxahachie, Gina Seamans and her husband, Walter of Waxahachie; his grandchildren, Lance Seamans of Waxahachie, Joel Danford of Dallas, Chet Danford and his wife, Valerie of Waxahachie and Lisha Daniels and her husband, Jason of Oak Leaf; his great-grandchildren, Logan Seamans and Lindsay Seamans of Quinlan, Hannah Seamans of Waxahachie, Noah Seamans of Waxahachie, Aaron Danford of Waxahachie, Chase Horton of Waxahachie, Emely Kimmons of Oak Leaf and Ame Kimmons of Oak Leaf; he is also survived by one great-great-granddaughter, Isabella Guynes of Quinlan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Authur and Rosie Nichols; by his son-in-law, Kenneth Danford; by his sisters, Irene Coker, Eula Petty, Lois Coker, Luta Andrews and Ruth Holloway; also by his brothers, L. T. Nichols, Luther Nichols and Claudy Nichols.

Loyd will be greatly missed and continually loved by all who knew him and loved him.

A Graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Gateway Memorial Park Cemetery, Waxahachie with Rev. Terry Keele Officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

Those serving as pallbearers include Walter Seamans, Lance Seamans, Joel Danford, Chet Danford, Logan Seamans and Jason Daniels.

Those serving as honorary pallbearers include Noah Seamans, Aaron Danford and Chase Horton.