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James D. Nicholson (JDN)

July 2, 1926 - July 10, 2007

In Memoriam

It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that E60 Forums announce the passing of one of our oldest and finest forum members.

James D. Nicholson, known on the forums as "JDN", has lost his long battle with cancer and has most certainly moved on to a better place. As many of you may have noticed, JDN was not very active on the forums recently but I imagine that most of you did not know that he was having health problems. His last visit to the forums was on June 30th, 2007 and his last private communication was with fellow forum member, Rudy, on June 24th 2007. Minutes before sending that private message, JDN made his last public posting which can be seen here. It was evident from that last public post that he was weak and not able to participate much any more. In JDN's final private message to Rudy, he explained that he was having more bad days than good and that he could only be on the forums for a few minutes at a time.

The following obituary appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Thursday, July 12, 2007:

  NICHOLSON, JAMES D. Born July 2, 1926 in Quincy, Florida, and raised on a tobacco plantation near Havana, Florida. He attended Havana High School, served as president of his senior class, and graduated at 16 years of age in 1943. As past president of Texas State Rifle Association, he tried to lead in a direction that would reach the organization's potential. He served six years since retirement on the National Rifle Association board of directors. He was a state certified concealed handgun instructor and taught classes at the Dallas Pistol Club since the inception of the CHL in 1995. After service in the Navy in WWII, he graduated from the University of Florida in 1949 and an avid supporter of Gator Nation sports. His career began with the Florida Forest Service and culminated with 40 years of service with International Paper Co. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James M. and Ann Carraway Nicholson and brother, Paul Nicholson, all of Quincy, FL. Survived by his wife, Barbara; two children, Elizabeth A. Nicholson of Tampa, FL and Mark D. Nicholson of Denver, CO; three step-children, Susan S. Townsend and Sherry S. Lee of Mobile, AL and Stephen L. Small of Rincon, GA; and two sisters, Doris Bert of Havana, FL and Mary Ann Rigby of Litchfield, SC. Memorial service at Salem United Methodist Church in Havana, FL at 11:00 on Sat. 7-14-07. Burial will be at the Nicholson-Freeman cemetery in Gadsden County, FL. , CHARLES MCCLELLAN FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements 15 S. Jackson Street Quincy, Florida 32351 850-627-7677

Few members of the E60 Forums really knew JDN however such sad news hurts the entire community. JDN will be severely missed. He was truly an exceptional forum member and he was most certaintly an exceptional father and family man as well. We hope he is looking down on the forums and shedding a tear that we all remember him in such a caring and loving way, much like an extended family. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you James, with your family and your friends. May you rest in peace.

Comments can be left in memory of James in his Online Guest Book.
Comments can also be left in the original thread on our forums which can be seen here.

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