Richard Raymond Nickerson

August 9, 1936 - March 19, 2021

08/09/1936 - 03/19/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Monday March 22, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday March 23, 2021
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Visitation
Tuesday March 23, 2021
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Service
Tuesday March 23, 2021
9:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions

“Together Again”

Richard Raymond Nickerson, 84, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021, at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born August 9, 1936, in Wheeling, a son of the late Edward Golf and Virginia Christina (Johnson) Nickerson. Richard was a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church and retired from the City of Wheeling after many years of service. He enjoyed lawn work and gardening, his bees and hunting with his dogs, but his main joy was having breakfast with his kids regularly.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois Jean (Lepore) Nickerson (2015); three brothers, Bud, John and Charles Nickerson and six sisters, Mary Nickerson, Ellie Nickerson, Bessie Hall, Dorothy Brown and infant twin sisters, Ida Julia and Lydia June.

Richard is survived by one brother, Harlan (Sandy) Nickerson of Wheeling; his children, Richard Raymond Russell (Leslie) Nickerson of Dallas Pike, WV, Douglas Edward Nickerson of Wheeling, WV, Dallas Floyd (Paula) Nickerson of Seattle, WA and Pamela Jean (Greg) Heslop of Peidmont, OH; seven grandchildren Whitney, Kelsey, Douglas Jr., Josh, Megan, Jesikca and Sharece; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family expresses gratitude and thanks for the outstanding care from the Good Shepherd Nursing Home staff.

Family and friends will be received Monday, March 22, 2021 from 4-7 pm and Tuesday, March 23, from 9 am until time of services at 9:30 am, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff Street. Interment will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to an animal shelter of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Jim Yensen
1 year ago

Sorry for your loss i liked talking to your dad when i would see him

Jim Yensen
1 year ago

Sorry for your loss when i would see your dad we always had laugh. He was always smiling

The McDermott family
1 year ago

Knowing our dear neighbor Richard was a privilege and a blessing. You have our deepest condolences. Please know that our prayers are with you for peace,strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Lois Jean Nickerson
1 year ago

Uncle Richard.. you were my Dumbo when I was a little girl, I cherish you and Aunt Skeets so much, Ive got so many good memories that I will forever treasure. Especially since I am your daughter (remember that joke?) You will always be in my heart. Till we can all be together again, til then I will always love and miss you.

Lawrence O'Brien, Jr.
1 year ago

Deepest condolences to family and friends. He will be missed.

Newt and Sherri Thomas
1 year ago

Sending Love and prayers to all the family. He will be missed.

Lawrence OBrien Sr
1 year ago

My deepest Condolences to the family, I pray God be with the family and comfort them at this lose of A loved one. Father, Grandfather, Great grandfather.

Dennis R Albaugh
1 year ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Richard. Denny Albaugh

Megan Hercules (Nickerson)
1 year ago

Pap,
You will be so missed. I have memories that could fill endless libraries. When I was a little girl and you would make your jokes, like yelling my name and saying how far would you be if I didn’t call you. The cherry tree you planted for me when I was born, that now sits above the bees. The rabbits you bought me. How you woke up with me to take care of the kittens. When I lived with you and Gram it was a joy to come home to such a calm happy person. You taught me to love the part of me that’s barefoot, woods loving, animal loving, wild Appalachian woman. I know that YOU LOVED ME so much. Nothing will erase all the days I spent with you. You always encouraged me to go live my life. The last thing you told me when you were feeling healthy was that I was “ your girl”. I know that you and I had a special bound. There’s no one who can take away the many, many years together or memories made on the hill.

Miss you Pappers,
Your Girl Megadeet