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Jerry Paul McNickle
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Jerry Paul McNickle, 72, of Salina, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on May 26, 1946 in Aline, Oklahoma, the son of Raymond Stanley (Jack) McNickle and Wilma Juanita (Swiggart) McNickle. He faithfully served his Country in the United States Navy. Jerry married Lelia Ross Parsons McNickle on June 10, 1978 in Searcy, Arkansas. Together they combined their families making a wonderful life. He owned and operated McNickle The Locksmith, as a Certified Master Locksmith until his retirement. He was a member of the Associated Locksmiths of America, Oklahoma Master Locksmith Association and numerous other locksmith associations, supporting professional education worldwide. Jerry lived in Tulsa for 25 years before moving to the lake for the next 21 years. He enjoyed boating, four wheeling, fishing and camping. Jerry enjoyed photography and going on cruises with Lelia. He also enjoyed genealogy and participated extensively supporting Leadership Training for Christ and gifting Bibles. Jerry worked hard and played even harder. He taught his family that if no one gets hurt (mostly Julie) then you aren’t playing hard enough. Jerry was a wonderful husband, father, pawpaw, son, brother and friend who leaves his love of God, Country and Family for each to cherish.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Church of Christ in Pryor, Oklahoma with D.J. Castoe officiating. Interment will be in the New Salem Cemetery in Burden, Kansas on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10 a.m., with Michael McNickle, Josh Sliter, Patrick McNickle, Aaron McNickle, Chris McNickle and Ethan Nance serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Cale McNickle, Jordan Ivie, Lindal Nelson, Joe Sliter, Matthew Ivie, Jon Sliter, Owen Parsons, Wyatt Nance, Robert Eastman, Nathan Watkins and Bryan Eastman. To leave a personal message to his family, please see his Tribute at In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made in his name to the Pryor Church of Christ or Grace Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

He is survived by his wife, Lelia Ross Parsons McNickle of the home; mother, Juanita McNickle of Burden, Kansas; his children, Joyce Sliter and husband, Russell of Wichita, KS, Jeffery McNickle and wife, Tamara of Gallatin, MO, Julie Eskridge and husband, Paul of Coweta, OK, Janet McNickle Eastman and Jim Valliere of Broken Arrow, OK, Clint R. Parsons and wife, Tammy of Tulsa, OK and Bert Parsons and wife, Andrea of Tulsa, OK; his siblings, Helen Rose McNickle of Rolla, MO, Jack McNickle of Cambridge, KS and Jim McNickle and wife, Mona of Arkansas City, KS; 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack McNickle; great grandson, Michael Ryan McNickle Jr.

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1:00 PM
Church Of Christ

605 S. Coo-Y-Yah
Pryor, OK 74361

The family will receive friends before and after the service.





10:00 AM
New Salem Cemetery

16092-16454 112th Road
Burden, Kansas 67019

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New Salem Cemetery

16092-16454 112th Road
Burden, Kansas 67019


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