KINGS MOUNTAIN - Richard E. Nickerson, 69, a resident of Kings Mountain, died Oct. 12, 2012, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.
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He was born in Portland Maine, son of the late Richard William Nickerson.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Jean Brown. He had a long career as an executive chef and was recently employed by Carolina Crossing Restaurant in Grover. Mr. Nickerson was a member of the Epicurean Club of Greater Miami and other chef associations over the years. He was a Viet-nam War veteran serving in the United States Marines, a member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Survivors include his wife, Edith M. Nickerson, Kings Mountain; son, William Paul Nickerson, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter: Rebecca Lynn Hall and husband Charlie, Franklin Furnace, Ohio; mother, Patricia Brazzard Wallick, Bullhead City, Ariz.; brother: John Cunningham, Winston-Salem; sister, Janet Jara, Bullhead City, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Richard, Samantha and Jessica; many nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Roger Alan Anderson, Thomas Craig Anderson, Teresa Hedgspeth and Karen Hilley; many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Dr. Steve Taylor officiating.
A visitation will be from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, and at other times at 1315 S. Battleground Ave., Kings Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Cleveland County Volunteer Fire Department, 221 E. Graham St., Shelby, NC 28150.
A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com.
Arrangements are with Harris Funeral Home.
Published in Gaston Gazette from October 13 to October 15, 2012