James Alan Nicholson

1955 - 2020

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James Alan Nicholson, 65, of Arlington passed away at the Bridge Hospice Care Center on February 21, 2020. He was born on January 29, 1955 to the late Charles E. Sr. and Edith M. (Ezell) Nicholson in Findlay. He married Holly Brewster and they later divorced. James is survived by two sons: Jason (Peggy, deceased) Nicholson, and Jimmy (Audrey) Nicholson, both of Arlington; a granddaughter, Ada Mae Marie Nicholson; four brothers: Charles E. Jr. (Cindy) Nicholson, Dale F. (Diane) Nicholson, John L. (Marilyn) Nicholson, and Bill Nicholson; four sisters: Lynn (Tom) Crist, Laura (Randy) Robison, Ginger (Jerry) Lammers, and Cindy (Scott) Kingsley; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon K. Kidd; and an infant brother, David R. Nicholson. James was a 1973 graduate of Arlington High School, where he was the quarterback of the 9-1 1972-73 football team. He retired from the Whirlpool Corporation after 34 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and SoHanCo Sportsman Club, was a Dallas Cowboys fan, and played men’s softball league for many years. Although he was a man of few words, he will be remembered for his thoughtful and sentimental ways. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 with Pastor Jerry Kellogg officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm on Monday, February 24 and for one hour (12:00-1:00pm) prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to Crates Funeral Home, and online condolences can be sent by visiting coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Monday, February 24th 2020 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, February 25th 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, February 25th 2020 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    620 North Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    18470 Twp Rd 71
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Contributions:

    Crates Funeral Home
    620 North Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

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To : The Family of James A Nicholson
Date :Friday, February 21st 2020
From : Jack Glick
It is with deep sadness that I read of James passing. With Deepest Sympathy in Your Time of loss May the memories of the one you love and the strength and hope of those around you carry you through this most difficult time.

To : Family of James Nicholson
Date :Friday, February 21st 2020
From : Steve Basinger
I am so sorry to hear of Jame’s passing. He was instrumental in our success in 1973 as our Quarterback on. Team that only lost once! My sympathies go out to his immediate family and all those who knew and loved James. James, you left us too soon!

To : The family of James
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : Kevin Brodine
My deepest sympathy to the family.

To : The family of James
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : anon
Sorry for you loss

To : The Family of James Nicholson
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : Jody Durr Amos
Thinking of you at this sad time. On behalf of the Durr family, I want to express our deep sympathy.

To : James Nicholson Family
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : Tim Kelly
Very sorry to hear of James passing. Always fun to talk to James whether working or bowling(drinking). You will be missed. My thoughts are with some of the nicest people that I got to know at the big "W" and all of his family and friends.

To : The Family of James Nicholson
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : Janet Shellenbarger McConnell
So sorry to learn of James's passing. You have my deepest condolences.

To : Nicholson family
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : Loren Cass
Rest in peace James. You were a good friend and will be missed!
Loren Cass

To : Family of Jim
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : Jerry Cindi Kear
Please accept our sincere condolences .
Enjoyed working with Jim.

To : Family of james
Date :Saturday, February 22nd 2020
From : George Lorri Lang
We are sorry for your loss. James was a good man and a man of few words. It was a pleasure knowing him and working with him.

To : Family of James
Date :Sunday, February 23rd 2020
From : Steve Rodman
Can't begin to say how sorry I am to hear of James's passing.
Always was in awe of his sports abilities. I was his offensive center in freshman/ sophomore football, watched him excell in jr./sr. years. Before that, always was impressed with his abilities on the ballfield.
We spent a lot of time talking about life when we were in jr. high/ high school, usually sitting in Dale's Mustang.
We had a lot in common, I think we helped each other get through a lot of teenage angst.
I was amazed, and honored, that he trusted me with his private thoughts and feelings.
We lost touch over the years, but I had a few opportunities over the years to re- connect, and it was always pleasant and inspirational to talk with him. Of the 60+ kids in our class, James was the one I thought of most often, but he never knew that.
I did not know that he was sick, and surely would have been by his side if I had known.
In life, we take too much for granted.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences, and know that I will miss James much as you will.
God bless James and his family.

To : Nicholson Family
Date :Sunday, February 23rd 2020
From : Becky Wells-Freeman
Your in my prayers during this time, I haven't seen Jim in since we last worked together. May God Bless you all.

To : the Nicholson Family
Date :Monday, February 24th 2020
From : Mark Karen Boutwell
Our deepest and most sincere sympathy on the passing of James. May you find comfort in your memories and the love and support of your family and friends. God bless.

To : The Family of Jim
Date :Tuesday, February 25th 2020
From : Linda Evans Luther
I am sorry to learn of your loss. Please know I am holding all of you in prayer. Rest in peace Jim, and may God's love sustain all of you.

To : The family
Date :Tuesday, February 25th 2020
From : Andrew and Beth Solt
You have our condolence