In Loving Memory of James Brent Nickerson 8/16/1967 — 11/7/2022
James also known as country music artist “James Nicks”, died in the afternoon hours of Monday, November 7th, 2022 at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. Proceeded in death by his mother Elsie Nickerson and his son Dallas Nickerson. James is survived by his loving wife Claire Nickerson, his oldest son Austin Nickerson, and his two young sons Taighe Nickerson and Jeremiah Nickerson. Followed by his Father Frank Nickerson, older brother Gary Nickerson, his younger brother Daniel and wife Jewel Nickerson, sister Deanne Campbell and husband Chris Campbell. James was born full of life to Frank & Elsie Mary Nickerson. Even as a young boy he was always full of smiles and laughter that accented his very prominent dimples. James played football at Clearfield High School (Go Falcons) as a wide receiver and after graduating, he went on to Weber State University on a music scholarship. then followed his Christian faith to attend Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Oklahoma, funded by Tom Buchannan a dear friend of the family. After school James worked as a high school sports reporter for NBC broadcast news affiliate Standard-Examiner daily newspaper, Salt Lake City tv news station covering northern Utah events with a popular sports column he coined “Nicks Picks” where he would predict the outcomes of various team competition scores. James then worked for Western Interior Services, which directly influenced him years later to start his own business- Southern Interior Services in Nashville which he ran successfully for over two decades.
James had many endeavors and performing country music was definitely one of them. In 1989 he tied for first place in the hit tv. series called “Star Search” with Ed McMahon. He was largely influenced by George Strait, Randy Travis and of course Alan Jackson. Over the years James taught himself how to play guitar and was a gifted songwriter. James began singing in the church choir and has since played countless venues throughout the Country. For years he had a prominent country group by the name of James Nicks and the Night Crew while he lived in Utah and later after moving to Nashville Tennessee played regularly on lower Broadway and most recently was performing at AJ’s Good Time Bar.
He absolutely loved God, his family and his country and had many dreams he was still pursuing. A great man, gone too soon. A Celebration of Life is planned to honor James in Nashville, TN in December.