Funeral services for William Denzil Nuckols, 98, of Clifton, were held Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at 10 a.m., in the First United Methodist Church in Clifton with the Rev. Reed Justus officiating. Burial was in Clifton Cemetery. William Nuckols was born on Jan. 8, 1916, in Whitney to William Duke Nuckols and Florence McCabe Nuckols. His family moved to Clifton in 1931, and W.D. graduated from Clifton High School in 1933. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1937 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and remained a lifelong Aggie supporter. W.D. married his high school sweetheart, Olena Townley in 1938. They were happily married and devoted to each other for 65 years until Olena passed away in 2003. W.D. passed away quietly in his sleep on Dec. 31, 2014, at the age of 98. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer escort USS Eisele in the South Pacific during World War II.