Willard “Nick” Nicholson 90, of Kingsport passed away on Monday, June
22, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He was born in
Jenkinjones, West Virginia to the late Robert and Ada Nicholson. Willard
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a longtime and devoted Mason and
Shriner for 58 years. Willard retired from the United States Postal
Service after 38 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather,
and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers,
Harold and Ted Nicholson.
Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Betty Nicholson; son,
James R. Nicholson; daughter, Vicki N. Cochran; grandsons, Robert Waddle
and wife Casey, and Ryan Waddle and wife Lynsey; great-grandchildren,
Jacob, Paisley, Maggie, and Cambry; along with a host of friends and
A private service will be conducted East Lawn Memorial Park.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown, Kingsport is serving the Nicholson