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George William Nicholson, age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born on June 2, 1942 to the late George Buford and Elsie Virginia Fogleman Nicholson. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a son, George William Nicholson, Jr.
George was a man of few words but had a cunning, dry sense of humor. He was very easygoing and laid back. He enjoyed carpentry, playing the guitar and singing gospel music with his wife, Rose. One of George’s favorite hobbies was scrapbooking. He loved to scrapbook his favorite country singers and western movies.
He was a United States Navy Veteran and was a member of the Pentecostal Assembly of God of Strasburg, VA.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Rose Nicholson; daughter, Belinda Armando and husband Scott of Chesapeake, VA; son, Kenneth Stacy Nicholson of Winchester, VA; sisters: Margaret Diane Smith and husband Karol Wayne Smith of Capon Bridge, W. VA; brother, Gary Kenneth Nicholson of Winchester ,VA; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and special cat, Bootsie.
Graveside service and interment were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Mountain Home National VA Cemetery with Rev. Tom Prater officiating.
Military rites were conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard, who also served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde ‘Bud’ Scruggs, Karol Smith, Gary Kenneth Nicholson, Kenneth Icenhour, Kenneth Stacy Nicholson and Brian Shupe.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 700 Hemlock Street, Mountain City, TN.
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The family of George William Nicholson has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.