Jerry Spencer Nichols went home to his mother and father on January 8, 2023 ending his battle with cancer.
Jerry was born in 1955 in Houston, Texas to parents, Freddie and Lorraine Nichols. He graduated from James Madison High School in 1973 and began his 40+ year career in the nut, bolt, and fastener industry at Bayou City Bolt. In 2005 Jerry formed USA Fastener which turned into his legacy, pride, and joy. He was one of the greatest salesmen and leaders in the industry, and with the help of his employees, he grew USA greater than he could ever have imagined. After selling his company in 2016 and “retiring” a couple of years later, he bought a nursery and started a tree farm to fill his time and enjoy the outdoors.
Jerry had the biggest heart, always helping those around him in need and being a provider to his family. He was such a big contributor within the Houston area including the 100 Club, Houston Rodeo, Pearland Little League, and Grand Oaks High School Baseball Team. Jerry was a Houston sports fanatic and season ticket holder for the Astros, Rockets, and Texans. He loved giving the gift of these game experiences to friends and family. Whether it was enjoying a NASCAR race or losing some balls on the golf course, you can guarantee he had a beer in his hand and enjoying the day. His biggest blessings and enjoyment, however, came once he had grandchildren. Becoming a Papaw completed him more than anything else.
Jerry is survived by his spouse, Debbie Nichols, daughter, Ashley Nichols, daughters through marriage, Monica McClintock and Mallory Peck, son-in-laws, Eddie Babwin, Ryan McClintock, and Brandon Peck, and his grandchildren, Natalee Babwin, Faith McClintock, Reid McClintock, and Rory Peck.
The family will host a Celebration of Life and Urn Visitation for Jerry on January 28th, 2023 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Rosewood Jessie Faye Fields Chapel.
7908 Rankin Road, Humble, TX 77396
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his honor to Pearland Little League.