Sidney Sumner Nickles Jr. “Tom Cat”, “Paco”, passed away on July 9, 2016 in San Leandro, California. He was born on January 3, 1934 in California to parents; Sidney Sumner Nickles Sr. and Lillian Nickles.
Sidney was a jack of all trades, some of his hobbies included, boat and car racing, scuba diving, golfing, coaching baseball and classic car collecting. In his younger years he was a jet boat mechanic. He also enjoyed reading Louis L’Amour books. He was a purchasing manager at PRD for 54 years. He was also an Elder at the Calvary Lutheran Church.
Sidney was married to his wife Betty Lou Nickles for 55 years and they had three sons, Sidney Sumner Nickles III, Troy Edwin Nickles and Mark Conrad Nickles. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Travis Edwin Nickles, Jeremy Sproule, Josh Hansen, Sidney Sumner Nickles IV, Amanda Nickles, Shelby Nickles, Brittany Nickles, Heather Hurley and Dawn Nickles. Great Grandchildren; Hunter Hansen and Maliah Hurley. Sidney is also survived by his siblings; Naomi Gatske, Shirley Francis, Patricia Busch and Gary Nickles.
A celebration of Sidney’s life, will be scheduled at a later date.