May 28, 1947 ~ October 29, 2020

Born in: Louisville, KY
Resided in: Leitchfield, KY

Dr. Jerry L. Nichols, age 73 of Leitchfield passed away Thursday, October 29th 2020 at the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. He was born May 28th 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the late Dr. Clyde J. Nichols and Edna Alleta Allen Nichols. Jerry graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and returned home to serve his community. He enjoyed studying astronomy and gazing at the night sky as well as flying in his leisure time. He loved playing golf in his early days and thoroughly enjoyed new technological advances and music.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 54 years, Charlotte Nichols, two children, Dr. Jay Nichols (Missy) & Lisa Pierce, seven grandchildren, Alisha (Josh), Logan, Lincoln, Landon, Jesinda (Brian), Jayden, & Jillian, three great grandchildren, Harper, Bennett, & Max, and his niece, Candy Smith.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Nichols and his sister, Faye Nunn.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7th 2020 at the Watson & Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. He will be laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

All those who wish to honor and remember Dr. Nichols in person at the visitation or service are required to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance.

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Dr. Nichols.


Visitation: November 6, 2020 5:00 pm - November 6, 2020 8:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Visitation: November 7, 2020 9:00 am - November 7, 2020 1:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Funeral: November 7, 2020 1:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754

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  1. So sad to hear of Jerry passing. I have many fond memories of Jerry from LHS and throughout his life. He always had a smile. He was a good friend. Love and prayers to Charlotte and family .

  2. I met Jerry in 1965 at ECC, and we were friends ever since that time. He was my college roommate and had a great sense of humor and a sharp mind. He was a lifelong colleague that shared the same profession and outlook on many things with me. It is always hard to say goodbye but Jerry will never be forgotten. Now he is free.

  3. Bless your hearts. I know the struggle has been a battle no one can even understand. Jerry made a difference in my life that no words on paper cannot even begin to say what I feel. Love you guys and send my condolences and prayers for comfort.

  4. So sorry! Prayers for the family! Dr Nichols was my Dentist until the time of his illness and he always treated me not only as a patient, but also as a friend. I’m sure many people felt that warm kindness over the years and appreciated it as much as I did. Blessings to all!

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