Obituary: Jack Lloyd Nabors, Cherished Husband And Devoted Father 2024


Jack Lloyd Nabors: A Remembrance

“>Jack Lloyd Nabors, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2024, at the age of 80. Born in Chico, California on July 20, 1943, to Gertrude Killingsworth and Louis Jack Nabors, Jack lived a life filled with adventure, family, and service.

Early Life and Military Service

Raised in Chico, Jack attended local schools and graduated from Chico High School. Shortly after graduating, he answered the call of duty and enlisted in the United States Army. During his time in the military, Jack developed an unwavering sense of patriotism and discipline that would stay with him throughout his life.

Love and Family

Upon returning from active duty, Jack met and fell deeply in love with Cheri Ellis. They were married in 1972 and embarked on a beautiful life journey together. Their love story was a testament to the enduring power of companionship and support.

In 1974, Jack and Cheri welcomed their beloved son, Brad, into the world. A few years later, they welcomed their daughter, Teresa, completing their family. Jack was a devoted father who cherished his children and was always there to provide guidance, love, and laughter.

A Legacy of Hard Work and Dedication

In 1974, Jack joined Ironworkers Local #118 and worked as a skilled ironworker for over three decades. His unwavering dedication to his craft earned him the respect of his colleagues and supervisors. He was known for his attention to detail, safety consciousness, and unwavering work ethic.

Retirement and Baja Dreams

Upon retiring from ironworking in 2002, Jack and Cheri fulfilled their dream of living and playing in Baja California, Mexico. They spent countless hours enjoying the sun, surf, and camaraderie of the local community. Jack’s love for deep-sea fishing and hunting found new expression during this unforgettable chapter in their lives.

Memories and Legacy

Jack Nabors was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude and Louis, and his siblings, Susan Reeves, Linda Scott, and John Nabors. He is survived by his loving wife, Cheri; his children, Brad (Emily) Nabors and Teresa Thomas; his granddaughters, Tiana Thomas, Devon (Karlee) Thomas-Kugler, and Frida Nabors; his great-grandchildren, Emmett and Aspen Thomas-Kugler; and his sisters, Patricia Powers and Gloria Slightom.

Jack’s legacy extends far beyond his accomplishments and life experiences. He will be remembered for his kind and generous heart, his quick wit, and his unwavering love for family and friends. Jack’s memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Memorial Service and Charitable Donations

A memorial service to honor Jack’s life will be held at the Mt. Vernon Grange Hall at 3185 Bell Rd. in Auburn on Sunday, July 21, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made to the American Lung Association ( in memory of Jack Nabors.