Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville

4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA


Darryl C. "Nick" Nicholson

December 8, 1934September 4, 2019

Darryl C. “Nick” Nicholson passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the age of 84. Nick is survived by Eileen Connelly Nicholson of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, his loving wife of 54 years; four children, Rose Ann Behson and her husband Paul, Mary Ann Jones and her husband Kenny, Thomas Nicholson, and Douglas Nicholson and his wife Sherrie; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

A native of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, Nick is a celebrated Navy veteran, achieving the rank of Master Chief with 30 years of service. Spending most of his military career in Norfolk, Nick selflessly served much of his military career at sea so his family could avoid moving every few years. Following his decorated military career, Nick worked at Newport News Shipbuilding for 15 years before retiring in 1997.

In his free time, Nick enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing with his friends and children. He stayed active making clocks in his woodworking shop. He had many good friends both in the military and his neighborhood and will be missed by all.

Inurnment will be held at 10:00 AM, on Friday, September 20, 2019, in A. G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Eileen Connelly Nicholson, Loving wife of 54 years
  • Rose Ann Behson and her husband Paul, Daughter
  • Mary Ann Jones and her husband Kenny, Daughter
  • Thomas Nicholson, Son
  • Douglas Nicholson and his wife Sherrie, Son
  • Darryl is also survived by five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.


20 September

Graveside Service

10:00 am

Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery

5310 Milners Rd
Suffolk, Virginia 23434


Darryl C. "Nick" Nicholson

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Debby Dunn-Carr

September 13, 2019

Mr. Nick was always so kind to fix my car so many times. I will always be grateful for his kindness and his warmth. My hope is that your memories will warm you and sustain you through the difficult times ahead. I imagine he’s having a wonderful time reuniting with all of his loved ones on the other side. God Bless. Love, Debby and Chip.