Howard Dean "Slick" Nick


Memorial services for Howard Dean "Slick" Nick, 59, of Tyler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Pine Springs Baptist Church of Tyler. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. He was born in Tyler on Oct. 16, 1951, and went to be with his Lord on Jan. 13, 2011, after a lengthy illness.

Howard graduated from John Tyler High School in 1970, attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Houston. He had many business endeavors including "J&H Auto" and "Rent-a- Ride."

Howard was preceded in death by his daddy, Johnnie C. Nick.

Survivors include his son, Tyson Nick and wife Stephanie and grandchildren, Spencer, Bailey and Cooper Nick, all of Fayetteville, N.C.; mother, Helen Nick of Tyler; brother, Jerry Nick and wife Judy of Tyler; sisters, Diane Munn and husband Buddy, Judy Sockwell and Edgar, all of Lindale; forever wife, Karen Nick-Dobbs of Katy; nieces, nephews and their spouses, Jennifer, Jeff, Jonathan Nick and wife Alpa, Christie Evans and husband Jeff, Stacie Goodwin and husband Aaron, Aaron Munn and wife Brittany, Nick Sockwell, Jeremy Sockwell and wife Stephanie, and Matt Sockwell and wife Janie.

Memorials for Howard are Gideon's and Humane Society of East Texas.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Jan. 21, 2011