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Jerry Dale Nichols Sr

Jerry Dale Nichols Sr. age  66 of Paducah, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend,  passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11;25 a.m. at the Baptist Health Care of Paducah.

Mr. Nichols was a native of Paducah and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a U.S. Veteran serving in the Army, Navy and Marine Corp. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ethel Harden Nichols. One daughter, Paula Hillyer and husband Doug of Paducah. Three sons, Jerry Nichols Jr., Phillip Nichols, and Troy Nichols all of Paducah. Step father, Charles Ray Christopher of Paducah. Three brothers, Roy Nichols, Paul Nichols, Richard Nichols, all of Paducah. Three grandchildren, Jasmine, Chelsea, and Gavin. Three great grandchildren, Je'siah, Cadreon, and Na'lani. He was precede in death by his parents, Paul Nichols and Opal Lawson Nichols Christopher, two brothers Clyde Nichols and Phillip Nichols.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday September 18, 2015 at the Keeling Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Topper Council officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with full Military Rites. Friends may visit with the family Thursday from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jerry Dale Nichols Sr.

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 Dear Roy & Darlene, we are so sorry to hear of the death of your brother. Judy just called and told us or we would have been at visitation tonight. I'm afraid I missed it in the paper. We have prayer at the chapel tomorrow morning and will not be able to attend the funeral. Your and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Johnny & Lena 

John & Lena O''Nan Sep 17 2015 12:00 AM

 Jerry, you just had a way to always make us laugh and feel at home comfortable! You were always humble, loving and accepting of us all! I look forward to seeing you again and sharing a big bear hug! You'll have answers to your questions now and they will be answered by our King of Love! "The trying of your Faith is more Precious than gold" What glorious hope we have in Christ! I love you Jerry! And to your Family I'm so sorry you had to watch him struggle for so long and you will miss him- --but it's just for awhile---you will enjoy each others company again-- as will I! With Love and Prayers, Cousin Sharon Ludwig Beckman 

Sharon Beckman Sep 17 2015 12:00 AM

 Always helping, always caring always there for everyone! A kind and gentle soul full of love. It's been many years since we'd seen each other but I knew that you were still this type of person! I've told my Family about you Jerry and the Family Baseball games and trips to the Dairy Dip and how through all the years you've always kept in touch with Mom and how you loved her so and all of us also. I'm sure you're in Heaven smiling down on all of us looking after everyone like you always have. I hope your Family finds comfort in that thought. Billy Joel sings "Only the Good Die Young" and you Jerry Dale Nichols have always been a good person! With loving thoughts cousin Karen Beth Ludwig Culver 

Karen Culver Sep 17 2015 12:00 AM

 Truly saddened by the loss of Cousin Jerry. I have always enjoyed his company--a very extraordinary fellow! The world will be a bit darker with the passing of his smiling face. Mal Ludwig and Family 

Mal Ludwig Sep 17 2015 12:00 AM

 It was such a sad blow to hear of Jerry Dales passing! Even when you know the end is inevitably growing near it seems you can never really be prepared. I cannot hold back the tears when I think that I will never again have one of those great big bear hugs! I will always remember Jerry as a special person with a talent for sharing his joy and laughter with those around him. I am sure God has a place close to Him for a soul with that gift. With much love cousin Barbara "Bobby Jean" McKenna and Family 

Barbara McKenna Sep 17 2015 12:00 AM

 My Dearest Nephew Jerry, I am so sorry I could not be with you. You have ALWAYS been in my thoughts and Prayers. The kindness you showed in the cards and letters you sent on every occasion meant SO much to me. We always seemed to be miles apart but close at heart. You were so special and no one can ever take your place. Your Loving Aunt Jean 

Jean Ludig Sep 17 2015 12:00 AM