Gordon Douglas Nichols

Gordon Douglas Nichols, age 87, of Montevallo passed away on June 14, 2024. He served in the US Army. He retired from PEMCO after many years of service. His passion was being a cattleman. He was a lifelong Democrat. He was crazy about his two grandchildren and Peanut’s three little girls.

Doug was preceded by his parents David Woodfin Nichols and Lula Rice Nichols; wife, Betty Evelyn Nichols; and son, Michael Wayne Nichols; siblings, D.W. Nichols, Reese Nichols, and Carrie McMurtry.

He is survived by his daughter, Suzy Mitchell (Matt); grandsons, Lucas Mitchell and Liam Mitchell; and daughter in law, Pam Nichols.

Services will be held at Enon Baptist Church on June 21, 2024. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Followed by a service at 10:30 a.m. Brother Bill Trawick, Dr. Sid Nichols and  Lamar Nichols will be officiating.


  1. Leslie Nash on June 20, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    Our sincerist condolences to the Nichols family for your loss.

    Doug and our Dad, Wayne Nash, were close friends over 60 years and we all have many fond memories of going to see Doug and family every time we traveled to Alabama. We always went to “the bottom” to look at the prized cattle Doug fondly raised and treated with the best care.
    Doug will be missed.

  2. Anita Pigg on June 20, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    My heart is deeply saddened by the passing of “Doug”, as we fondly called him. He never wanted us to call him “Mr” as we were taught to do so. Doug has been my Dad’s best friend since Dad was 15 years old and Doug was 17, never having a cross word with one another as Daddy proudly shares. As a little girl, I adored him; his overalls, the smell of his cigar, his crew-cut hair and along with his big infectious laugh. I felt safe in his lap! Doug was larger than life to me. He was and will always be the “big” man in my life. I guess you could say, I loved him like a second Dad. When we visited everyone in Alabama, Doug’s home was always on the agenda. We would ride in the pasture to look at his cows and what a joy to tag along with Daddy and Doug as they discussed each cow, knowing them personally, caring for them, and enjoying watching them grow.

    My life will be forever touched for knowing Doug and loving him as if he was my blood relative even though we are “family” in heart. I am thankful to have witnessed Dad’s and Doug’s friendship, which has left a lasting impression on my own friendhsips, having the same life-long bond with someone.

    Praying for you, each of you personally as you miss Doug each day, and the days to come. Asking our Heavenly Father to give you the comfort and peace.

    With much love to you all,
    Anita Nash Pigg