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Jerry Nicholson

Dec 5th, 1949 - Apr 2nd, 2024

Funeral:  1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Red Brush Cemetery, Louisville

Visitation:  11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home


      Jerry Lee Nicholson, age 74, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 2, 2024, at his home.

      He was born December 5, 1949, in Flora, the son of Stanley Howard and Eunice (Coble) Nicholson.  He was united in marriage to Dottie Frye on August 13, 1977, in Flora, and together they have shared 46 wedding anniversaries.

      Jerry had worked at Southern Lumber and later Minwax in Flora, retiring after 26 years.  He enjoyed hunting squirrel and rabbit, fishing, horseback riding, camping, and mushroom hunting.  He was a member of the Flora Sons of the American Legion and a past member of the Coon Creek Ridge Riders. 

      He is survived by his wife: Dottie Nicholson of Xenia; a son: John (Carla) Nicholson of Iuka; 3 grandsons: Kyle Nicholson, Trevor (Mariah) Nicholson, and Braden Nicholson; step-sisters-and-brother: Priscilla (David) Disher, Julie (Mark) Steimel, and Gary (Lisa) Milone; sisters-and-brother-in-law: Linda (Roger) Griffy, Pat (Ray) Barber, and Jerry (Diane) Frye; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Bella.

      He was preceded in death by his father: Stanley Nicholson; mother: Eunice Milone; stepfather: Earl Milone; son: Dale Nicholson; sister: Mary (Lee) Eaton; and several nieces and nephews.

      A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Red Brush Cemetery, Louisville.  A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to any charity of the donor’s choice, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit: 


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Bill and Sandi Gross

April 3rd

So sorry to hear this Dottie and family. Our prayers and love are with you.

Bridget Schnautz

April 3rd

Dottie, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a good man and a faithful employee. May God cover you in his peace as you grieve.

Bud & Linda Martin

April 3rd

Dottie, John and Family: We are saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. Jerry was one of the good guys. We always enjoyed being around him. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May God bless and comfort y’all RIP Jerry❣️

Debra Ritchie, Alice Totten

April 3rd

Thoughts and prayers

Mary Reynolds

April 3rd

My condolences to the family 🙏

Robin White

April 3rd

Dottie so sorry to hear this , Peace , Love & Prayers sent to you and your family

Randy & Susan Block

April 3rd

We are so sorry for the families loss.

Ken (Waylon)Jennings.

April 3rd

Sorry to hear of the families loss.


April 3rd

Jerry was a favorite memory of my childhood. Even though we had not seen each other in years, when we spoke it was like I saw him every day. I will miss him and offer my sympathies to Dottie and John and the rest of the family.

Kitty and Dwaine Wending

April 3rd

So sorry to hear this, Dottie! Our prayers are with you and your family.

Orrin and Katie Moore and family

April 3rd

Sorry for your loss (Coach) John and Carla. Prayers for you and your family.

Tim & Jana Tolliver

April 3rd

So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our sympathy goes out to Dottie & Family.

Rita Briley

April 3rd

So sorry to hear this, prayers for you and family during this difficult time🙏

Mery Woods Jr

April 3rd

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Carl and Brenda Bandy

April 3rd

We are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We are praying for all the family. We are sending our thoughts, love and hugs. ❤️

Darrell Cartright

April 3rd

Jerry would stop by every now and then. We discussed things from the past and our future. I will miss that.

Pam (Glassford) Smith

April 3rd

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dottie, and your family. May God watch over you and bring you peace and comfort during the days ahead.

Alan Mullins

April 3rd

Jerry was a long time friend. When we returned to Flora for a visit he never failed to ask us out to visit and ride the horses. Dottie and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Alan & Tammie Mullins.

Walter J. Chaney

April 4th

Prayers for his family!!

Eric and Jami Lewis

April 4th

So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man. Praying God brings you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Dennis and Candace Goodman

April 4th

I am sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing . The last time we spoke we were both laughing and having a great time talking about the old days. I will miss meeting him on the road and catching up. Deepest sympathies to his family.

Trudy J Zimmerman Stanford

April 4th

I will remember Jerry always...we always had a special bond, as he was the unfortunate one to find my Mom deceased in her car and had. To come in and tell me. Everytime I would see him, I always thought of Mom and and he always had that "I'm sorry 😞 look in his eyes." He was a great person and loved to laugh and have a good time with good people. Dot, I love love ❤️ you and my heart breaks for you. Hugs 🫂 and prayers going up. 🙏🏻

Bill and Robin Atwood

April 4th

We are so sorry for your loss. His family will be a great legacy for him.



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