Jerry Nicholson of Liberty, MO, is now resting in peace, having passed away on January 18, 2020, at the age of 82 years after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jerry was born August 23, 1937, in Monarch, OK, one of six children to Edward and Myrtle Nicholson (Nichleson). Upon graduation from high school in 1956, Jerry joined the United States Army and served until May 1959. He then moved to Kansas City, MO and began a 32 year career at the U.S. Post Office, retiring in 1992. That year, he and his wife Norma, moved to Liberty, MO. For many years after retirement Jerry maintained and ever expanded a spectacular garden. His passion for gardening was reflected in the mountains of fresh fruits and vegetables he freely shared with others.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Lois Luce and Doris Knowles; his brothers, Bob and Bill; and his son, Jerry W. (Butch) Nicholson Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Norma Lee Nicholson; daughter, Karen Palmer (Lester); grandchildren, Russell and Caitlin; and stepdaughters, Janie Pierre (Wayne), Joy Brooks (Troy); and grandchildren, Jon Pierre, Josh Ballew (Aimee), Jeff Ballew (Amy), Jessica Ballew and Alex Brooks; one great-grandson, Jacob Ballew; his brother, Harold Nicholson; and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry's family extends special thanks to the doctors, nurses and skilled staff at Liberty Hospital, Phoenix Home Health Care & Hospice and to Tammie Stokes for their kind and compassionate care.
There will be a celebration of life reception on Saturday, January 25th from 2:00-4:00 with Military Honors at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 19 E. Franklin St., Liberty, MO 64068.