Thomas Nickless McCain Devin
Funeral services for Thomas Nickless McCain Devin, 27, of College Station are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, at Geo. J. Carroll & Sons in Gainesville, Texas, with Jonathan Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of George J. Carroll & Sons.
Thomas Nickless McCain Devin died October 30, 2010, at Fort Worth, Texas. Nickless was born March 31, 1983, in Tulia, Swisher County, Texas.
Survivors include his parents Thomas “Mac” and Karla McCain Devin of College Station; his grandparents Horace K. McCain of Gainesville, Delbert L. & Betty Devin of Tulia, Roy T. & Ireta Janiec of Bend, Oregon, and Bob McDaniel of Gainesville; his sister, Noel Devin of College Station, and brothers, Nelson Devin of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Neil Devin of College Station. Nickless is also survived by uncles, aunts, cousins, and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, June Davison McCain of Gainesville.
Nickless, a 2001 graduate of Clarendon High School, was class valedictorian, a three-year football letterman, and a member of the Bronco Band. He was a decorated Eagle Scout. At The University of Alabama, Nickless earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While at UA, he was honored as the Outstanding Freshman and Sophomore of the Year and maintained a 4.0 GPR during his undergraduate career. Nickless was a member of the prestigious Jasons Society and was a Capstone Man. He was also a member of numerous academic honor societies and was the recipient of the President’s Scholarship, many departmental scholarships, and the DHS scholarship. He played flag football for The House, a team that was placed second nationally on two occasions. He was a dedicated fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Nickless began his career with Chevron Pipeline as an intern for Pascagoula Gas Plant in the summer 2006. He returned to Chevron working for Pipeline in March 2007 as a Field Engineer for MidContinent Texas “Dream Team”. During this time, Nickless received the President’s Award for outstanding achievements. In March 2009, Nickless was promoted to Operations Supervisor for MidContinent Weatherford Field Team. Nickless was one of the few high potential Horizon’s engineers chosen for the supervisor position with the program. During his time as Operations Supervisor, Nickless received numerous awards for leadership and commitment to operational excellence. He will truly be missed by the many people who had the honor of calling him friend and co-worker.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all gifts be directed to the Nickless Devin Endowed Scholarship at the University of Alabama. Checks should be made payable to the Nickless Devin Endowed Scholarship – UA and mailed to The University of Alabama, Office of Advancement Services, Box 870101, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487.
Pall bearers are Jared Hartman, Shanon Martin, Eric Rumanek, Rob Rumanek, Trey Hayes, Bob Boylan, David Whitman, Paul Feaga, Craig Rooker, Blair Clinton, Lee Reed, Alex Dean, Steven Villavaso, and Brad Hoffman. Honorary pall bearers are Elizabeth Simmons Zongker, Lindsey Shelton, Tiffany Eurich, Christy Gantt, Amy Baker Parton, Ann Taylor Reed, Ellen Dean, and Jennifer Browning McInnish.
Visitation was Monday, November 1, from 6pm-8pm at Geo. J. Carroll & Sons in Gainesville.