Chapter Grand

Mark Nichols #224

James Marcus Nichols, 59, of Nacogdoches, Texas died Friday, July 2, 2010. Mr. Nichols was the son of Evelyn Hall Nichols and the late Dr. James L. Nichols. He was born May 31, 1951 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was a 1969 graduate of Nacogdoches High School, where he was a multi-sport letterman. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1973 from Stephen F. Austin State University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Following graduation, he began work with Stewart & Stevenson in Houston, Texas. He worked for Stewart & Stevenson/General Electric for over 32 years in international sales and served as the Director of International Sales of Far East Asia in Singapore from 1982-1987. Mr. Nichols was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Texas. He was an avid sports fan and very interested in Civil War history.

Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Jackie Nichols; sons, Blair Nichols of Houston and Marcus Nichols of Las Vegas; step-daughters, Jennie Thompson of Cypress and Berkeley Samonte of Garland; his mother, Evelyn Hall Nichols of Nacogdoches; sisters, Becky Fortenberry of Waco and Marianne Nichols of Cushing; five grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park.