Larry Kay “Pete” Nicholson, 70, of Tunnelton, went to bed and woke up in Heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at his home.
Pete was born Jan. 22, 1950, in Morgantown, a son of the late Kenneth Ross and Virginia Maud (Greathouse) Nicholson.
He was a 1967 graduate of Valley High School, a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the New Beginnings Church in Moatsville, and a member of District 31 UMWA Local Union 1058 in Fairmont. He worked as a bus driver for the Preston County Senior Citizens, Inc. dba Buckwheat Express. Pete was an active member in the community and had worked as an EMT for many years with the Tunnelton Volunteer Ambulance Service and had served as mayor in Tunnelton in the past.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Patty Jean (Hall) Nicholson; one daughter, Julia Bolyard, of Tunnelton; two stepdaughters and spouse, Kim and Roger Metheny, of Reedsville, and Shelley Weaver, of Arthurdale; one brother and spouse, Kenneth and Terry Nicholson of Arthurdale; one sister, Rita Nicholson, of Kingwood; one granddaughter, Alexis Kaye Bolyard; four step-grandchildren and spouses, Zack and Brittany Metheny, Meredith and Sean Hanlon, Elliott and Sarah Weaver and Corrie Miller; six step-great-grandchildren, Landon and Laney Miller, Reese and Hallie Metheny and Hayes and Lincoln Hanlon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Larry F. Nicholson; his stepdaughter, Robin Zinn; and his son-in-law, Steve Bolyard.
Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price St. from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and from 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, until the time of the service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenny Kendall officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Marquess, where military honors will be accorded by the Preston County Honor Guard and WVANG Military Funeral Honors, Camp Dawson. Please practice social distancing and masks are requested.
The family requests that any memorial donations be made in Pete’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the charity of your choice.