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.