Fred Robert Niccum

Fred Robert Niccum passed into his heavenly home, November 17, 2021,  at the age of 80. He was born in El Paso, Texas to Ray Niccum and Virginia Velasco Niccum, August 9, 1941.

Through life challenges, Fred was raised in The Baptist Children’s Home in San Antonio, Texas from the age of  5 – 18. The love and guidance received there was always a tremendous blessing to him. Many years passed before he located his Mom and Dad, showing forgiveness and compassion towards them both.


Fred graduated from Lanier High School, San Antonio, Texas with a partial Track Scholarship.  He attended Howard Payne University, working his way through college,  earning a Bachelor of Science in 1963. As a senior at Howard Payne, he broke all Central Texas hiking records when he covered 58 miles from Brownwood to Comanche and back in 10 hours and 11 minutes. He went on to earn a Master of  Education in 1967 from Sam Houston State University.

Fred held a variety of positions throughout his life from Biology Teacher, Track and Football Coach, Truant Officer, Assistant Superintendent, School Board President, *Administrator of the Children’s Home he grew up in for 2 years, Realtor, School Furniture Salesman, Owner and Operator of a printing company in San Antonio and Boerne, Texas, Independent Consultant for Region 4, to Director of Facilities and Planning for Clear Creek ISD and Galveston ISD.


Fred’s life mission was all about giving back, encouraging, mentoring, providing guidance and leadership, and bringing joy and a smile to everyone he came in contact with- family, friends, and strangers. Throughout Fred’s life, he  persevered and overcame childhood circumstances, working his way through college, changing total life/work plans to give back when asked to become the Administrator of the children’s home, accepting and adapting to left side paralysis twice from strokes, never giving up, and never, ever complaining of any situation.


Fred was a member of Clear Creek Community Church, putting God first in his life; living a life of integrity that was pleasing to God. He treasured his family and went beyond measure to provide care, nurturing, and support.  Fred’s legacy of love, light, and joy will continue to impact the world everyday through his loving family and wonderful friends.


Fred is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sharon Saunders Niccum; son, Ryan Niccum, wife Christen Niccum; son, Michael Niccum, fiancee Kathrynne Garcia; son, Fred Niccum, Jr., wife Katie Niccum; daughter, Kristi Niccum Donaho, husband Lance Donaho; Grandchildren-Samuel Donaho, Eli Donaho, Sadie Niccum and Max Niccum; Brother, George Niccum, wife Maureen Niccum; Sisters, Clara Niccum, Alicia Niccum Ramirez, husband, Reuben; Nephew, Marc Aldaz, wife Rachel; Niece, Patrice Aldaz. Fred is preceded in death by sister, Charmaine Niccum Aldaz.


Celebration of his Life Memorial Service will be held at Clear Creek Community Church, Egret Bay Campus, 999 FM 270, League City, Saturday, December 4, at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Salvation Army, which has meant so much to Fred throughout his life (see link of reference-—the-salvation-army—little-fred-niccum),


Galveston County Food Bank, or

Lighthouse Christian Ministries, Bacliff, Texas.



  1. I m really going to miss Fred, He was a Good man.

    Johnny Beavers
  2. I’ll miss him more

    Fred Niccum Jr
  3. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I was one of the blessed ones that got to know Fred on a working level but also as a good friend. Fred was one of a kind that had a heart of gold. I’ve seen him give money to people in a restaurant so they could have a warm meal…, or whatever they may have needed. He worked hard for GISD and made many positive contributions to the kids and staff. Nothing stopped him from work…., even after his stroke. He struggled to learn to write with his right hand…, as well as many other obstacles but he never complained, never. To Sharon…, I know he was your best friend and that you and your kids will miss him tremendously but be forever grateful for all of the wonderful memories that you have to share for your lifetime. You are all in our prayers. With love 💕

    Barb Mallory
  4. Beautiful articles. Fred was such a fine man!

    Dorthy Pope
  5. Mr Niccum was a person of great character who loved people and did right by others. A man I will never forget. He did a lot for the homeless children of the Galveston Independent School District. Mr Niccum Rest In Peace. To his Family, he left a wonderful legacy of always doing the right thing and always willing to help others. I will never forget his kindness.

    May God provide you the comfort during this difficult time. But know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

    Mary Patrick
  6. Fred was a true role model and inspiration for others. He is a treasured volunteer to Bay Area Turning Point. I will remember all the stories and his beautiful smile. We love you Sharon and will surely miss Siccum Niccum. May God bless your family and give you peace.

    Sybil Winters-Little
  7. I never met Fred. However, his accomplishments, especially those that enhanced the lives of others, And the fact that Cousin Sharon found him suitable for a life partner, speaks volumes to me. It tells me that this man has left a void in this world’s existence that will be difficult to fill properly. But the example was set by Fred for others . May there be those who recognize that this example is for themselves to emulate. It is quite apparent that this World needs more like him. I send my prayers for peace to those who mourn his passing and who will feel his absence. God Bless You.
    — Debbie/Sam Corlis

    Deborah “ Sam” Corlis
  8. Fred was one of my best friends since 2020.
    Such of great role model in my life!

    Hector M Menendez
  9. Fred was a very good man and very smart. Fred taught me so much threw the years .

    Gene ferguson
  10. Sharon, I never knew Fred, but I know that he had to be a wonderful husband to you. Your children and their families are a direct result of the nurturing love and adoration of you and Fred. I was saddened to read of his passing tonight on Facebook. Sharon I know that over the past 43 years you have been a wonderful wife to him and that you were there always for him when needed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and I know that you will be surrounded by family and friends. You have always been a bright spot in people’s lives and I am sure that you were a bright spot in Fred’s eyes. As your cousin stated if you found Fred to be a life partner it speaks volumes. God Bless.

    Mary Daniel Brown

    sue chapman
  12. Fred you will be truly missed. He was a great friend and most importantly he was my mentor. I’ll miss you Fred.

    Allan Patrick
  13. Fred saw potential in people and always was helping pave ways to help raise those around him up. He was a great mentor and ran a tight ship. Lunch at Mely’s while solving the issues of the day and the camaraderie that it brought is something that I miss. He definitely impacted my life and I am grateful for the support and confidence he showed me while I transitioned careers into something that was such a better fit. Our community has a hole in it that will be hard to fill. Prayers for comfort and peace for his family and those lives he touched.

    Lisa Lake
  14. I am so sorry for your loss Mrs. Niccum. Sending you and your family hugs from all the Heauslers. ❤️ Amy, Adam, Bailey, Logan and Addison

    Amy Heausler
  15. Mr. Niccum was a great man and boss. He will be dearly missed. We will be praying for his family and send our condolences.

    Jose Mares
  16. * I had the pleasure of working with Fred on many occasions as a general contractor. Fred was a great leader. I had the benefit of learning many things from Fred as we worked together as a successful team.

    ken smith
  17. I knew Fred from GISD and there are few real Christian men out there in today’s society, but Fred was one. I know that when he closed his eyes for the last time here on earth, then he opened them and saw our Savior, Jesus said, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…” He was all the things that Jesus wants us to be. I hate that I missed his funeral, but know this Niccum family, your husband, dad, grandfather, cousin, brother….was loved and respected and will be sorely missed. Prayers for continued healing and peace.

    Lt. Julie Freeman, GISD Police
  18. Hello,

    I went to Lanier High School with Fred in San Antonio, texas. I remember the orphanage …. Fred and I were good friends. I always admired him … His smile was so contagious.

    I knew he was in this area of Houston….somehow I saw an article about Fred Niccum here in Houston.

    I deepest condolences to his family.

    Today I thought of him…and decided to look him up.

    So sorry for your loss.

    Norma Salinas

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