Jerry Ray Nichols, April 21, 1952 — March 27, 2014, of Columbia

Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Jerry Ray Nichols, 61, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Jerry Ray Nichols was born April 21, 1952 to Howard V. Nichols and Amy (Morris) Nichols at Boone County Hospital in Columbia.

Jerry attended Ridgeway, Jeff Jr. and graduated from Hickman High School in 1971.

He lived his whole life in Columbia, except four years of service in the Air Force.

Jerry worked as a computer analyst 32 years at the University of Missouri until his retirement in 2010.

Jerry was a devoted father to his three children and will be greatly missed by friends and family.

Jerry’s father preceded Jerry in death on July 23, 1999.

Jerry is survived by his three children, Ray, Dean and Vena Nichols; his mother, Amy Nichols; his two brothers, David and Vince Nichols; his sister, Jackie Kreigh; four grandchildren, Kayden, Kaitlyn, Kayla and Kristin; his nephew, Daniel Nichols; and two nieces, Marissa and SheyAnne Nichols.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

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