In Memory of

Russell C. Nickell

July 29, 1957 - September 17, 2020


Russell C. Nickell, 63 of Independence, Mo passed away on September 17, 2020 at his home. Services will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church 10800 Lexington Road, #1119, Independence, Mo. 64058 Visitation will be at 10:00 am with service following at 11:00 am.

Russell was born on July 29, 1957 in Kansas City, Mo. To Clyde and Mary Nickell. He Graduated from Truman High School in 1976. He retired from Cisco Tool to follow his dream of Grooming Dogs at Dogs Day Out. He enjoyed showing his dogs and hunting with Greta and Murphy at Dog Trials. He enjoyed Scouting, he was an Eagle Scout as well a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, his rank was Keeper of the Wampum. His tribal name was “Keeper of the Wampum, Least Swift Moving Water” He worked on staff at H. Roe Bartle and Camp Naish

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Mary.

Survivors include his wife Geri of the home, Aunt Nick of Marshfield, Mo.,  Sons Vinnie Nickell of Greenfield, Mo and Andrew Naught of Independence, Mo. 1 brother Steve (Susan) Nickell of Kansas City, Mo. Nieces and Nephews Kendra, Megan, Paul and Jillian, and his beloved pets Greta, Oz and Keeper as well as many cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Memory of Russ Nickell may be made to: Fund A Need Mic-O-Say  C/O Heart of America BSA 10210 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Mo. 64131


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May you find peace and comfort through the lord in this trying time. I pray for peace in your heart in this time of sorrow.

Doug and I are so very sorry for your loss. May God’s amazing love and peace comfort you and your family. Our prayers are with you.❤

Dearest Geri, my God be with you to heal your broken heart. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you.

What a loss!!!!My sailing buddy,Master ofthe 26 foot LANARU,. This dates to the early 80’s and is what true friendship is like.God Bless Russ and Bless and comfort his family,wife ,son,brother on such a terrible Loss.

Prayers and condolences from Brother Roger and the Monks of Mount Michael Abbey.
The Great Spirit was impatient for his embrace. Rest in peace, Russ.


Friday, September 25, 2020
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Hope Baptist Church
18000 Lexington Rd #1119
Independence, MO 64058


Friday, September 25, 2020
11:00 AM
New Hope Baptist Church
18000 Lexington Rd # 1119
Independence, MO 64058