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Ricky “Rick” Lane Nicholson

Mr. Ricky “Rick” Lane Nicholson, age 57, of Milner, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024.
 Rick Nicholson was born on June 29, 1966, in Ellijay, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his parents, Billy Joe Nicholson and Gladys Marie Chastain Nicholson, brother James Calvin Nicholson, Paternal grandparents Sherman and Ruth Nicholson and Maternal grandparents F.B. and Bonnie Chastain and Father in law Ken Grant.
Rick was a proud father to his three children; Brittany, Cody, and Trenton. He was very involved in their lives growing up. He coached his sons in Lamar Rec baseball, basketball and Upward Basketball. He attended every Father Daughter dance with Brittany. He was a loving and caring “Pops” to his beautiful granddaughters Alaya and Oaklynn. When they came along he was smitten and enjoyed spoiling them any chance he could. Rick was a member of First Baptist Church of Barnesville. He loved the Lord. His favorite pastimes included fishing and NASCAR. Rick was very mechanically inclined and spent a lot of his free time working on cars. He loved tinkering away in his shop and was always trying to fix something.
In Rick’s early years, he traveled with The Jeff Golden Band for a time before he moved from his home in Ellijay to Griffin.
Rick had a long battle with a multitude of health problems over the years including diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. However, he was fortunate enough to be a liver transplant recipient in 2010.
Rick was a long haul truck driver for many years driving for KLLM, Jones Trucking, Southeast Logistics, JR trucking, and Boone Trucking. Rick was a longtime member of the VFW Riders. He enjoyed riding his Harley with them and on many beautiful weekends with the love of his life, his wife Natalie. This July they would have been married 35 years. 
Survivors include his wife, Natalie Grant Nicholson; daughter Brittany Lane Prince (Garrett); sons, Cody Kendrick Nicholson and Trenton Joe Nicholson; two-granddaughters, Alaya and Oaklynn Prince; brother and sister-in-law, Billy Nicholson (Teresa); sisters and one brother-in-law, Susie Dansmore (Leslie), Denise Chastain; mother-in-law, Beverly Grant; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Valerie and Brett Perkins and their daughter Keri Fordham (Drew); as well as several other nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Monday, June 10, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in Griffin, Georgia. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Barnesville with Reverend Garth Forster officiating.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin is in charge of arrangements.
Please join the family and friends in honoring the life of Mr. Ricky “Rick” Lane Nicholson by visiting www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com and posting your tributes and memories.

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