Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Jerry Nicholson

Dec 5th, 1949 - Apr 2nd, 2024

      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: