John Nicholson

Born: Thu., Feb. 25, 1926
Died: Thu., Jul. 7, 2016


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
Location: Bible Holiness Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
Location: Bible Holiness Church

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  John Nicholson, 90, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at his home in Shelbyville.

  He was born Feb. 25, 1926, to Forrest Nicholson and Ethel (Dismore) Bennett. He married Betty Hobbs on Sept. 21, 1945, and she preceded him in death April 24, 2013.

  Survivors include six children: Joyce Able and husband, Dennis, of Indianapolis; Lois Dehn and husband, Jim, of Greenwood; Fred Nicholson of Bloomington; Ted Nicholson and wife, Wilma, of Shelbyville; Patty Phelps and husband, David, of Shelbyville; and Karen Brown and husband, Lee, of Texas; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, two sisters and five great-grandchildren.

John was employed at Continental Kitchen as a mill room foreman, retiring in 1986 after 60 years of service.

  He was a member of Bible Holiness Church.

  John was an avid fisherman and had a passion for woodworking. He also enjoyed watching sports.

  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Bible Holiness Church, 2911 E. Michigan Road.

  Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Joseph Smith officiating.

  Burial will be at Whispering Hope Memorial Garden in Shelbyville.

  Funeral Directors Greg A. Parks, Sheila J. Parks and Stuart Parks are honored to conduct the services for the Nicholson family.

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Charles Brown (brother) to Lee Brown
   Posted Fri July 08, 2016
The emptiness in a child’s heart from the passing of a parent is not comparable to anything in life, it stands alone but as time goes on we try to fill it back up with the good times had. People will tell you that they are in a better place. Sometimes that can be comforting for the now, but as time goes on we will start to notice little things that will put us back in to sadness such as holidays, birthdays, or eating a food that was your loved ones favorite it almost gives one a filling of gilt to be carrying on without them. But if you are strong in the faith of GOD, you will begin to understand that they are still with you, and will be there for you at your time of eternal rest…..May the grace of GOD and his worm embrace, be with you in this time of want and need. Amen

Ronnie Shepard
   Posted Wed July 13, 2016
To the family of John Nicholson . Not only did the world lose a very good man I myself lost a good friend . He always treated me with respect . To me that says alot . I will miss him . My prayers to his family.

Judith Deiwert McKinney
   Posted Tue July 19, 2016
I was saddened to hear of Uncle Johnnie's death. It has been too many years since I last visited with Uncle Johnie and Aunt Betty in their home. He was truly an amazing who lived life on life's terms but with the trust and faith in a Much Higher Power.

To all of his family: Your loss is great and I grieve with you.

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