Maggie Valley, William "Billy" Adams Nicholson, Jr., age 66, passed away after a short period of declining health on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
A native of Manhasset, New York, he was a son of the late William Adams Nicholson, Sr. and Gladys Reardon Nicholson.
Billy was a jack-of-all-trades who enjoyed being active and counted on. For many years he worked for Clear View Glass & Mirror and First Church Baptist of Waynesville. In his younger years, he reveled in outdoor activities like swimming, watersports, ice skating, and snowmobiling. Billy enjoyed making friends and was a wonderful caretaker to his family. His habit of regularly bringing his wife fresh-cut flowers "just because" illustrates what a sweetheart he was.
Billy is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Helen Shikarides Nicholson; dear daughter, Alexis Milas; three sisters, Kathy Santachas, Nikki Durand, and Delia Hoebel; and brother, Fredrick Nicholson.
A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Friends of Haywood County Animal Shelter, PO Box 142, Waynesville, NC 28786. www.hcasfriends.org
The care of Mr. Nicholson has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.