TAHLEQUAH -- Thomas Aquilla "Tic" Nail, son of Tom and Mollie King Nail was born May 21, 1922, in the Kinston, Ark., area. He died May 1, 2010, in Tahlequah.
He married Eunice V. Morris Dec. 10, 1947. Together they had five children: Kathryn, Jackie, Joe, Judy and Michael; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Tic was a hard-working man. He worked clearing lakes in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and hauled people from Pigeon to Tahlequah. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1955 and began working for the Ponca City Ice Plant and soon after he moved to Cookson. He did construction, and worked at the St. Clair Lime Co. until he retired in 1983. He also did a lot of side jobs.
He enjoyed going to senior citizen lunches, family reunions and visiting with family and friends. He was also a member of the Vian Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at the Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Donald Robertson and Brother Ferrell Horn officiating. Burial will follow in the Cookson-Proctor Cemetery with Paul Guthrie, Bill Guthrie, P. J. Phillips, Gilbert Gomez, James Stacey and Josh Nail serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Don Horn, Tommy Guthrie, Butch Cookson, Noble Parker, Larry Cookson and Bobby Cookson.
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