Died Monday morning September 23, 2019 in Battle Creek. Jerry was born March 26, 1939 in Plainwell, Michigan a son of Daryl and Kathryn (Banks) Nichols. Years ago, he served honorably with the U.S. Navy. He had been a Kalamazoo area resident most of his life and was employed with Bond Supply Company for many years before retiring. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; and 2 brothers, Robert Nichols and Larry Nichols. On August 17, 1976 he was united in marriage to Sally F. (Church) Nichols who survives. Also surviving, 3 daughters, Christine, Lori, and Janice; 4 step children, David (Jean) Cate of Nottawa, MI, Michael (Wendy) Cate of Bath, MI, Barbara (Sam) Accoroso of Oshtemo, and Robin (Tony) Hillman of Kalamazoo; many grandchildren; several great -grandchildren; a brother, Phillip (Jeannie) Nichols of Hastings, Darla (Sandy) Hagan of Lawrence; 2 sisters-in-law, Sandy and Rose Nichols both of Kalamazoo; and several nieces and nephews. Private services and burial will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Laurels of Bedford or to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Arrangement were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 622 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. Please visit Jerry's personalized webpage for online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. https://www.langelands.com.