Memorial services for Jimmy Ray Nichols, Sr., 87, of Brandon and formerly of Leland will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Boone Funeral Home, Leland. He died Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Castlewoods Place in Brandon. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland.
Mr. Nichols was born on July 19, 1934 in Steele, MO to Jesse Clyde and Edna Viola Wade Nichols. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in June 1960. On July 4, 1952 he married his childhood sweetheart, Joann Wilson making their home in Leland. He retired from pharmaceutical sales and then worked part-time in agriculture related jobs.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Leland, was a former member of the Leland Lions Club and Ponderosa Hunting Club. He also attended Midway Baptist Church while residing in McKinney, TX.
He is preceded in death by his wife Joann in 2009 and son-in-law Ron Hewitt in 2010. He is survived by a daughter, Sheila Hewitt of Amarillo, TX; three sons, Jim (Charlotte) Nichols, Jr. of Leland, Steve (Betsy) Nichols of Brandon and Byron (Joyce) Nichols of Brandon; 9 grandchildren, Melissa Henderson, David Hewitt, Dr. Trey Nichols, Greg Nichols, Meredith McMillin, Amelia Rowland, Suzanne Webster, Ashlea Edwards and Wilson Nichols; 18 great grandchildren, Will and Taylor Henderson, Dawson, Maren, and Bowen Nichols, Ava, Ethan and Emma Nichols, Charlie, Ann Chamblis and Chanler McMillin, Sydney and Zachary Hewitt, Ellie Paige and Jackson Webster, Blakelee Rowland, Lillian and Madeline Edwards.
The family would like to thank the staff at Castlewoods Place and Stayhome Health in Brandon for the care they have given Jimmy Nick.
The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 103 S. Broad Street, Leland, MS 38756.