Mr. Nicholson was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Belmont, Mass., to John F. and Ruth (Donaldson) Nicholson. He married Josephine Hoefer and was a math teacher at Coastal Bend College and co-owner of Ruth Davis Shoppe. He was a member of First Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a son, John Nicholson III.
Survivors include two daughters, Leigh Nicholson-Finn of Beeville and Jody (David) Holt of Ponte Verde Beach, Fla.; a son, Bruce Nicholson of Houston; five grandchildren, Megan Finn, Trisha Nichole Hooper, Denton Holt, Shawna Buffum and John “Nikki” Nicholson IV; and a sister, Anne Nicholson of Houston.
A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at First Christian Church with Rev. Geraldine Huckman officiating.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home