Samuel Timothy “Tim” Nicholson

Published 12:14 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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ROCKY MOUNT – Samuel Timothy “Tim” Nicholson, age 80, passed away at the VA hospital in Durham, NC on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Born in Beaufort County, NC on November 9, 1943, he was the son of the late John Lawrence. Nicholson, Sr. and Katherine Hicks Nicholson. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, John Lawrence Nicholson, Jr. and his twin, Dr. Thomas W. Nicholson. 

Tim was a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior high school and Attended NC State. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war. 

Tim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen Stein Nicholson of Rocky Mount; his sister, Katherine Nicholson Mitchell and husband, Albert, of Washington, his brother and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Nancy Stein of Columbia SC, Georgia and Billy Moore of Pittsboro, and Sue Nicholson of Washington; and many beloved nieces and nephews. 

A Memorial Graveside Service to celebrate Tim’s life will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Pineview Cemetery with Rev. Chris Adams officiating. The family will receive people at the home of Rhonda and Scott Dunn, 2160 Joelene Drive, Rocky Mount, following the service. 

Special thanks go to Rhonda Dunn, Renee Jolly, Robin Champ, and Alyson Zarzecki for their very special attention and care during Tim’s illness. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tim’s memory to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Financial Assistance Program, 101 N. Bonner Street, Washington, NC 27889. 

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting