Junior Nicholson, 47, of Griggsville, Ill., passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Harold Lee Nicholson, Jr. was born on Feb. 19, 1970, in Danville, a son of Harold L. and Mary Irene Zimmerman Nicholson.
He married Jill Bradshaw on May 3, 2003 in Danville; she survives.
While living in Danville, Junior worked for Danville Township Highway Department. He was currently working for Hoffmeister Welding in Griggsville as a welder. Junior attended Griggsville Methodist Church and was a member of Valley City Boat Club.
Junior loved to go fishing with his daughter, Calee, and made many loving memories with Calee on his beloved pontoon boat named "Miss Calee". He enjoyed planting and tending to his vegetable garden, especially his tomatoes. Going 4-wheeling, riding his motorcycle and camping was a great enjoyment to him. He dearly loved his family and was so very proud of his daughter, Calee.
He is survived by his wife, Jill and his daughter, Calee Mary Nicholson, both of Griggsville; a brother, Larry (Wilma) Nicholson of Danville; two sisters, Linda Wilson of Danville and Billie Jo (Jeff) McDaniel of Westville; an aunt, Marjorie Delong of Harrison, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are Junior's extended family, Jim and Carol Bradshaw of Pittsfield; a sister-in-law, Becky (Dan) Myers of Griggsville and a brother-in-law, David (Roselle) Bradshaw of Griggsville.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sandy Chrzanoski; three brothers-in-law, Sonny Chrzanoski, Raymond Chrzanoski, Richard Wilson; and two nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Mark Dickerson and Pastor Dave Kelly officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Niebur Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Griggsville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to be made to Calee Nicholson Education Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.
Published on May 1, 2017