Richard Gene Nicholson

July 11, 1943 - April 14, 2011
Richard Gene Nicholson

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Richard Gene Nicholson, 67, of Hendersonville, NC, died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Pardee Memorial Hospital.

Born in Brevard, NC, he was the son of the late Richard Eugene Nicholson and Jessie Marie Nicholson Swayngim, and the husband of Mary Lou Nicholson who died in 1988.

A 42-year resident of Henderson County, he was a welder by trade and the owner of Chicoís Restaurant. He was a member of the Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church and loved music and playing the guitar.

He is survived by his sons, Stewart Nicholson and wife, Sandy, and Steve Nicholson and wife, Gina, all of Hendersonville; two stepsons, Paul Dobbs and wife, Heather, of Hendersonville, and Jerry Dobbs and wife, Taria, of Enka; and seven grandchildren, Megan Nicholson, Katelyn Nicholson, Garrett Nicholson, Alex Street, Savannah Dobbs, Amber Dobbs and Jay Dobbs.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Sunday at the Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Reverend Anthony Craver officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery in Tuxedo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church, 991 Upward Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Sunday, April 17, 2011
12:00 AM

Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church - Directions
991 Upward Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731

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  • April 16, 2011
    Tom & Gloria Shaw says:
    Our heartfelt sympathy to all family members.

  • April 16, 2011
    Laura Manson says:
    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of Richard's family and friends, and to Paul, Heather, Savannah, Amber, and Jerry, Taria, Jay. I know how much he loved you and you loved him, and he will be truly missed.

  • April 16, 2011
    Kathy and Roger Norman says:
    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, The Norman Family

  • April 17, 2011
    jerry,taria & jay dobbs says:
    you will be missed...we love you

  • April 17, 2011
    Ken Adams says:
    Stewart, I'm sorry about your Dad. Lynn and I are thinking about you and Sandy at this time. Peace be with you. Ken