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Paul E. "Nick" Nicholson

May 22, 1927 — October 30, 2017

Paul E. “Nick” Nicholson, 90 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on October 30th, 2017 surrounded by his family at his residence.

He was born in Jackson Township, French Lick, Indiana on May 22nd, 1927 to Floyd Everett and Myrtle (Thurston) Nicholson.

Paul married Mary Lou Kerby on February 18th, 1950 and she preceded him in death on April 3rd, 2008.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, (1) Sister – Rose Elizabeth Tabor and (1) Grandson – Jason Tinkle.

Paul was a 1945 graduate of French Lick High School, served our country in the United States Army in WWII, was employed by Bunny Bread as a delivery salesman where he retired. After retiring, he worked at Agan’s Market as the evening Manager.

He was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post 76, French Lick Masonic Lodge F&AM #586, former Trustee of Jackson Township for 16 years, and served on the Springs Valley School Board for several years.

Paul was a sports enthusiast, especially the Boston Celtics when Larry Bird played, the Indiana Pacers and the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was on several bowling leagues, where he bowled three times a week and also enjoyed quail hunting and later on in life watching them. Paul loved his family and being around and talking to people.

He is survived by:

(2) Sons David Nicholson (Dee Dee) French Lick, Indiana
Dennis Nicholson French Lick, Indiana

(1) Daughter Patti Tinkle (Bill) French Lick, Indiana

(1) Brother Norman Nicholson Indianapolis, Indiana

(3) Grandchildren – Rene Ingle, Joshua Brent Cook and Evan Shane Cook

(3) Great-grandchildren – Kearsten Ingle, Kegan Ingle and Jaiden Cook

(3) Great-great-great grandchildren – Avery Ingle, Addison Ingle and Mayleigh Ingle

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Randy McNeely at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at the T.L. Pinnick Chapel in French Lick, Indiana.  Burial will follow in Patoka Memorial Cemetery, French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00a.m. until the time of service at the T.L. Pinnick Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Paul to the First Baptist Church of West Baden Springs, c/o Roger Purkhiser, West Baden Springs, IN 47469 or to the Springs Valley Education Fund, c/o Orange County Community Foundation, 1075 N. Sandy Hook Rd., Suite 2, Paoli, Indiana 47454.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

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