Rev. Joe Jerry Nichols
January 4, 1940-October 5, 2021
Rev. Joe Jerry Nichols, 81, of Pea Ridge, Arkansas died Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Pea Ridge.
He was born January 4, 1940 in Pea Ridge to Russell Nichols and Eunice V. (Clement) Nichols. He was a 1957 graduate, valedictorian and class President at Pea Ridge High School. Jerry married Nancy Mae Patterson January 8, 1961. They shared sixty years of marriage. He then later graduated from Hendrix College in 1965. In 1969 he graduated from St. Paul School of Theology in Missouri and spent forty-five years as a Methodist minister in many Arkansas and Iowa churches. He was a member of the Pea Ridge Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award which is the highest form of recognition thru the Lion’s. Jerry was a weekly contributor to the Pea Ridge Times, a member of the Pea Ridge Historical Society, the Pea Ridge Alumni Association, the sexton for Pea Ridge Cemetery, an election official for local voting sites and was very involved with the Pea Ridge Museum. He loved serving the people of Pea Ridge and being a caretaker for his wife Nancy. Jerry was an Elder, song leader and member of the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Donna Ellison.
He is survived by his wife Nancy of the home; a son Jeff Nichols (Mary Doud) of Boone, Iowa; a daughter Jennifer Caldwell (William) of Pea Ridge; two brothers Bennie Nichols (Myrtle) of Pea Ridge, John Nichols (Linda) of Pine Valley, Utah; three grandchildren Shannon Lamb (Tim), Emily Sievers (Quentin) and Micah Caldwell (and fiance Jose).
Service is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Pea Ridge with burial in Pea Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is set for 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2021 at Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge. The family requests that all covid-19 protocols be honored and any unvaccinated people please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 1209 North Davis Street, Pea Ridge, Ar. 72751.