Forest Vandel Nuckolls
”1912 - 2006”
"To Walk the Red Road
is to know you will one day
cross to the Spirit World,
and you will not be afraid."
Forest Vandel Nuckolls
Birth: Jan. 21, 1912
Death: Nov. 2, 2006
US ARMY WORLD WAR II
In 1920, his family moved to Osage County, Oklahoma to work on the farms of the Red Eagle family.
He attended school in Barnsdall, Oklahoma and was an outstanding linebacker and running back on the Barnsdall Panther football team.
The U of O had talked with him about playing for themm, but when his father was killed in 1932,
he had to quit school to support his mother and sister.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 29, 1942,
and served in Australia and New Guinea in the 405th Military Police Batallion.
After his discharge in 1945,
he married Ruth Stevenson Farbro on March 16, 1945 in Miami, Oklahoma.
They made their home in Barnsdall, Oklahoma where he worked for the Bareco Wax Refinery until his retirement in 1972 and
Ruth worked for the U.S. Post Office.
They had two children, Julia Ann (who died at age 3 in 1951) and Nancy.
He was an active member of the Barnsdall United Methodist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
and the Sportsman's Club of Barnsdall, and coached his daughter, Nancy's, softball team.
He also participated in rodeos during his early years.
In 1972, Forest and Ruth moved to Southwest City, MO, and raised Hereford cattle on
the family farm that had been in Ruth's family since 1837.
They were active participants in the Southwest City United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post #551 of Southwest City.
They were wonderful babysitters for their long-awaited grandsons, Matthew and Ridge.
After Ruth's death on June 28, 1995, Forest married Allene Womack in August 1996.
They spent seven happy years together until her death on October 15, 2003.
In December of 2005, Forest moved to the Grove Nursing Center in Grove, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Julia Ann, his brothers,
Oliver Wendall Holmes Nuckolls and Jasper Nuckolls, and his sister, Ida Mae Hare.
He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Brown and her fiance, Ronnie Walker, of Southwest City, Missouri,
his grandsons, Matthew Brown and his fiance, Patricia Scanlon, of Kansas City, Kansas, and
Ridge Brown, and his fiance, Mendi Griffith, of Bella Vista, Arkansas;
step-children, Jeannie Campbell and her husband, Gary, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Richard Womack of Englewood, Florida.,
two nieces, Janet Thompson of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Walterene Ford, of Salem, Arkansas;
and a nephew, Walter I. Hare, Jr. of Red Rock, Oklahoma.
Parents: Samuel Lee and Julia Ann Splitlog Nuckolls
Spouses: Ruth Stevenson Farbo Nuckolls, Jessie "Allene" Walker Nuckolls
Burial: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, OK
Resource:census, ancestry.com, find a grave.com
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