Jimmie Lee Nichols, 60 of Decatur died Thursday, March 17, 2022, in his home in Mt. Zion.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am. Friday, March 25, 2022, in the Mt. Zion Township Cemetery. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Jimmie was born in June of 1961, in Decatur son of Arthur and Rose Marie Nichols. Jimmie’s entire career was in the auto repair industry. He was an accomplished auto mechanic, having shared ownership of two Decatur businesses. He also enjoyed spending much of his spare time fixing up cars and doing the paint and body work. He was extremely talented and creative. He enjoyed riding his motorcycles and going to races. Jimmie truly loved and cared for his family. He generously gave of himself and his time to meet the needs of others. Those who knew Jimmie saw that in recent years he turned his life around and fully devoted himself to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Jimmie loved Jesus with all his heart and his greatest desire was for his friends to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus in their lives as well.
Jimmie is survived by his wife, Jan, mother and father, Arthur and Rose Marie, sisters, Tina Niles of Mt. Zion, Diana (Harry) Pridemore of Decatur, nephews, Brandon (Mandy) Niles of Decatur, Bryan (Jessica) Niles of Maroa, great nieces, Addi, Brenna, Faith and Annabelle.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lauren, brother-in-law, Terry Niles, great nephew, Dallas Niles.
Jimmie was a devoted friend. There are those who consider him “the brother they never had” and to Nick Miller he was “the father that taught me everything.”
Jimmie was a good son, loving father, an incredible brother, a loyal friend, and he is oh so very loved.