Rev. Nicholas "Fr. Jack" John Nutter

August 26, 1950September 10, 2021

Nutter, Rev. Nicholas John (Fr. Jack) “May the Angels lead him into paradise, the new and eternal Jerusalem.” FATHER JACK Nutter was born on August 26, 1950, in New Orleans, LA. He slipped peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Friday, September 10, 2021, in Denham Springs, LA. Fr. Jack was a retired Priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and was ordained on August 5, 1989, serving many Parishes of the Diocese in his years as a priest. He was beloved and respected in his ministry and never met a stranger. Fr. Jack is survived by his brother - Tim Nutter (Melanie), sisters - Leslie Nutter and Bridget Nutter Wolfe (David), niece - Emilie Nutter and nephews - Nicholas Nutter, Adam Planche and Martin Planche as well as his priestly brothers and extended family and friends. Fr. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas J. Nutter Jr. and Mary Lois Keefe Nutter as well as his sister, Tricia Nutter Planche. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (11441 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge La 70815) from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. with Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM. Bishop Michael Duca will preside and Rev Jerry Martin will serve as homilist. Pallbearers will be Adam Planche, Martin Planche, Nicholas Nutter, John Diez, Martin Hernandez and Jay Jackson. Burial will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park (9595 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge, La 70815) In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Fr. Jack’s memory to St. Joseph Seminary College (75376 River Rd, St. Benedict, La 70457,) or Notre Dame Seminary (2901 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70195) The family is most grateful to Fr. Jerry Martin for his constant visits with Fr. Jack as well as the staffs at Bridgeway Healthcare and Hospice and Fidelis White Road Home.


  • Tim Nutter (Melanie), Brother
  • Leslie Nutter, Sister
  • Bridget Nutter Wolfe (David), Sister
  • Emilie Nutter, Niece
  • Nicholas Nutter, Nephew
  • Adam Planche, Nephew
  • Martin Planche, Nephew
  • Nicholas J. Nutter Jr, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Lois Keefe Nutter, Mother (deceased)
  • Tricia Nutter Planche, Sister (deceased)
  • Priestly brothers and extended family and friends

  • Adam Planche
  • Martin Planche
  • Nicholas Nutter
  • John Diez
  • Martin Hernandez
  • Jay Jackson


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, September 18, 2021


Rev. Nicholas "Fr. Jack" John Nutter

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Glenda Sharkey

September 18, 2021

Fr Jack was very special to me. He absolutely was one of the kindest human beings I have ever known. He was our priest at St Helena in Amite for years. My mother was very fond of Fr Jack because he always recognized her and knew her by name. When she passed on he came to the funeral home and said a prayer with us before we departed to the Baptist Church where her funeral was held. He himself attended and it meant so much to me. My mother attended Mass with me sometimes but even on the street or in a store Fr Jack had great recall of names and faces. He also had no divide in people. Wonderful and marvelous listener, counselor, humble spirit and follower of Jesus Christ.

It was my enormous honor and pleasure to have gone with a small group of my friends to
take Fr Jack to dinner at Pinetta's several years ago. I will always cherish the memory. Billy Koepp brought his Vintage '55 T-Bird and he drove Fr Jack in the T-Bird to Pinetta's. I drove a car with Joan Koepp, George Ann Smith and Pam Elder with me. As I would look in the rearview mirror I would see that beautiful smile and it just never ended. He looked like a little boy headed to a baseball game! Precious. We all absolutely had a blast!!! One of the BEST times any of us ever had. Dear family I am personally brokenhearted and I know you are too but I know this good man met Jesus...and I believe Jesus said "well done my good and faithful servant." Thanks especially to Tim for helping coordinate with me to take Fr Jack on a sweet stroll down memory lane.

Paul Muller

September 17, 2021

I remember singing in the St Lewis King of France choir for Fr Jack's ordination.

Carroll Glasgow

September 13, 2021

I am a member of St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite, La. and Fr. Jack was our priest for 14 years! We all loved him dearly and cried when he left. He was very personable and always called everyone by name. He was amazing at remembering names. He loved his motor cycle and several of his parishioners performed in a play during his farewell party, and of course there was a motorcycle rider in the play! I can still hear his hardy laugh as he watched all the imitations of him. He was a great man and and great priest. He was our priest when our Catholic Daughter’s Court #2536 was formed and he never missed our meetings. He was always there to support and encourage us. He will be missed. Much love, sympathy, and many prayers for his family. Carroll Glasgow

Carol Boudreau

September 13, 2021

My sincere condolences to Fr Jack’s family. My friendship with Jack goes back to the CYO days and the Saturday night LSU games , and the 9:30 guitar mass . He was without a doubt the kindest and nicest person you could ever hope to meet. His smile is something I will always see when I think of him. Louisiana lost a truly good person and one of the best priests I have ever had the honor of knowing.
Thanks for the wonderful memories .