SNOW HILL, Md. - Donald Lee Nicholson, 76, of Snow Hill, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Marvel "Nick" Nicholson and Nettie Pilchard Nicholson. He was a US Air Force veteran for 13 years, followed by working as a Master Electrician for local 24 IBEW. He was a charter member of the Girdletree Fire Company and the First Baptist Church in Girdletree. He was a kind, loving father and husband and had lots of friends. He had one special friend and their family, Donald and Dona Core. He loved telling jokes and rhymes, blue grass and country music and always enjoyed playing his banjo, guitar and mouth organ. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and Model A Ford. His favorite television program was HeeHaw. He loved singing "I'm My Own Grandpa" to his grandchildren. He was dearly loved by his wife who thought of him as the perfect man that God provided for her.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Dora Louise Evans Nicholson; 4 children, Jeff Pruitt and his wife, Dawn of Newark, Donna Merritt of Girdletree, Danny Nicholson and his wife, Jeanne of Pittsville and Darren Nicholson and his wife, Susan of Purcellville, VA; 9 grandchildren, Nicholas, Joel, Nicole, Joshua, Laura, Lisa, Katie, Danny, Jr. and Jeremy; 2 great grandchildren, Johnathan and Brayden; a sister, Vivian Nicholson Pruitt and her husband, Bert of Girdletree; and a brother, Charles Nicholson and his wife, Judy of Salisbury.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM at the First Baptist Church of Girdletree with a visitation 30 minutes prior. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Rev. Al Brininger, Rev. Keith Horner and special friend Bruce Bowden will be officiating. Contributions may be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church in Girdletree, MD. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to express condolences to the family.