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Carl Nicks, Sr. Obituary

Carl Ray Nicks, Sr.
Carl Ray Nicks, Sr.

August 8, 1957 - February 7, 2018
Born in San Francisco, California
Resided in Salinas, California
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Carl Ray Nicks Sr., age 60, passed away on February 7, 2018 in Salinas, CA. Carl ended his battle with cancer in the peace of his longtime residence surrounded by the love of his wife and children. Carl was the oldest of nine children born to Melvin and Bertha Nicks on August 8, 1957. Carl met his high school sweetheart and soon-to-be longtime wife, Tracey, at Harry Ells High School in Richmond, CA. Soon after graduating high school in 1975, Carl enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was honorably discharged from service in 1981. Carl and Tracey started their family during his military time, welcoming Michelle Nicks in 1978 and second daughter, Sharon Nicks, in 1979. After welcoming their third and final child in 1985, son Carl Nicks Jr., the family settled in Salinas where Carl would work as an X-Ray Tech at SVMH for nearly 25 years. Upon his retirement, Carl used his additional free time to visit his eight grandchildren in Salinas, Gilroy, and Sacramento.

As the oldest of nine close siblings, a dedicated husband for more than 40 years, an ever-present father to three children and an additional two by marriage, a fun-loving, supportive grandfather to eight, and a mentor to many throughout Salinas over several decades, Carl will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The Memorial Service for Carl will be held at Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel this Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm. All are welcome to attend. Carl was well known in Salinas for his passion to use sports to inspire the youth.
In lieu of sending cards or flowers, we wish to continue in his spirit by offering the opportunity to donate to the Salinas Boys and Girls Club in Carl's memory. Please visit bgcmc.org/carlnicks for more information.




Memorial Service
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Saturday, February 17, 2018
1:00 PM


Boys and Girls Club, Salinas Chapter
PO Box 97
Seaside, CA 93955
Please state 'Salinas Chapter' in memo box