Jimmy Wayne Nicholson

January 1, 1945 - April 3, 2023

Jimmy Wayne Nicholson, 78, ‘Jim’, a man who loved his wife completely, whose children/grandchildren would make him beam with pride, whose humor and heart will forever echo in the hearts of his family and friends, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, April 3, 2023.

Jim was born in Cushing, Oklahoma on January 1, 1945, and, from an early age, his love of life was obvious. Jim’s numerous stories of his adventures were spell bounding, including many races with anything that had wheels, and even some without.

Many came to know Jim as the ‘milkman’ during his 13 years as a Borden distributor. Many more came to know and love Jim during his 35 years in the car business.  His charisma was apparent the second you met him. ‘Let me give you one of my cards’ continued even after his retirement to make sure he kept in touch with everyone he met.

At the beach, lake, deer lease, and home, Jim spent many days bonding with his family. He loved teaching them how to fix things, ride ATVs, fish and hunt but most importantly, he taught them to enjoy every moment with family and friends to its fullest.

Jim was quick to tell those nearest him that his beautiful wife Max, was like no other and marrying her changed everything. Max’s unconditional love allowed Jim to thrive personally and professionally, deepen his faith, and, during his health battle, to be comforted by Max’s constant and quiet strength.

Jim was a treasure to us all – a man who genuinely loved people – gregarious and kind, smart and witty, gentle and strong. Loved and deeply admired by his children, Jim was their hero, their role model, and their best friend.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Marcheta Nicholson; his sister, Deanna Savage; and his two sons, Jimmy Dean Nicholson and Kurt Wayne Nicholson.

Jim will be greatly missed by his wife, Maxine Nicholson; his children, Paul Nicholson, and daughter-in-love Tiffany, Keith Nicholson, and daughter-in-love Erin, Michelle Nicholson Simon and son-in-law Jason, daughter-in-love Bonnie Nicholson Meloncon and son-in-law Brian, and daughter-in-love Glenda Nicholson; his grandchildren, Ryan Nicholson, Ciarli Morgan, Kylea Nicholson, Montana Nicholson, HayLee Gilmore, Cheyenne Chichester, Ila Nicholson, and Bryce Nicholson; his great grandchildren, Sawyer, Kaysen, Trey, Jolie, and Navy; and, of course, his puppy dog, Molly.

A gathering of Mr. Nicholson’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 2023at First Baptist Church Fannett, 17019 Highway 124, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Fannett, 17019 Highway 124, Beaumont, TX 77705, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia, 22116, or to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

First Baptist Church-Fannett
  • 17019, Texas 124, Beaumont, Texas, 77705,
  • April 15, 2023
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebration of Life

First Baptist Church-Fannett
  • 17019, Texas 124, Beaumont, Texas, 77705,
  • April 15, 2023
  • 11:00 am


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (16)

    Sue Dismukes says:

    I just saw on Broussard’s website that Jim passed away. I am so sorry. I knew him through his mother. Marcheta and I attended the same church. I live down the street from where she lived. I helped her out frequently. Jim would stop by to say hello from time to time. May God grant you an extra measure of comfort and peace.

    Tommye Hodges says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort & peace for all of you, He was a great Milk Man, car salesman and Delightful friend,

    Scott and Kathy Todd says:


    Kathy and I pray for you and your family during this time. I enjoyed meeting and talking to Jim in these last several years. May the Lord guide you through the grieving process. As He is there for us all in times of need.

    God Bless,

    Scott and Kathy Todd

    FRED & BARBARA Kristiansen says:

    Jim will be missed by us as we are across-the-street
    neighbors. Jim and I would visit for hours while sitting
    on his porch swing and he was always happy. Our love to
    Maxie and family during these trying times.

    Jeanette and Roland Weekly says:

    Our Deepest Condolences to the Family of Jimmy. Jimmy sold me my first car. He was a wonderful man and friend. Rest Easy My Friend. Prayers 🙏 for his family.

    Corky Peebles says:

    I thought the world of Jimmy. So sorry for your loss

    Rodney Foreman says:

    Jimmy, delivered milk to our house and all of our neighbors houses in High Island, Texas for many years. The man always had a smile on his face and would take the time to throw a football with us. RIP

    Lisa McDonald Grissom says:

    So sorry for you and your families loss Maxine. Please know that I am praying for you all. If you don’t mind, I will be putting this obituary on our Class of 1972 Facebook page. We know that God has a plan. Prayers are going up!

    Tamara Campbell says:

    Wishing Jimmy’s family much comfort during this difficult time. It looks as though he had a large, loving family, so he was truly blessed. I am very sorry for your loss. I am Jimmy!s cousin, Phyllis’ niece. I am Praying for you all.

    Juanita and Jim Richey says:

    Jimmy was our milkman for many, many years when we lived in Hamshire, sorry to hear of his passing our thoughts and prayers go with all the family.

    Sandy and Greg Nelson says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts are with you, Max, and hope that the many wonderful memories of your time together will bring you comfort in the days to come.

    Oscar and Christy Roach says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayers for peace and comfort go to you and your family.

    Larry & Maryann Mills says:

    Dear Max
    We are so sorry about Jim. We know that you and your family and friends will miss him immensely, but we know he is in a better place. Take care!
    Larry & Maryann Mills

    Wayne and Stacy Wilber says:

    Our deepest sympathies in your loss of Jimmy. He was a true friend and we enjoyed every minute spent visiting with him. He was such a good man.
    Peace be with all of you, Nicholson family. We especially wish comfort upon Maxine in this difficult time.

    Jackie and Fred Boelsen says:

    When Jim was around, there were always great stories and lots of laughs. As mentioned, he truly loved people. He was a dear friend of our family for many years and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Max and the rest of his family.

    Rose Mary Smart says:

    We had breakfast at whataburger with Jimmy every morning. My husband is Jim. They went fishing and to the gun show together . So sorry for you loss. We are out of town. So we will not be able to attend the funeral.

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