George Arnold Nicholson, 73, a resident of Lake Charles passed from this life on October 9, 2017.
George was a loving father, brother, and friend. He served with honor and distinction in the United States Army and received a Purple Heart during the Vietnam War. Mr. Nicholson proudly served as Past President of the Lake Charles Raquet Club, and was a member of Toastmasters. He attended Northwestern State University. Afterwards, he owned Acadian Honda in New Iberia and upon returning to Lake Charles owned and operated a number of used car dealerships. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing tennis, racing motor cross, watching football and spending time with family.
He is predeceased by his parents; Clifford "Nick" Nicholson and Virginia Arnold Nicholson.
He leaves to cherish his memory; his three daughters, Ashley Nicholson Duhon, Brittney Nicholson Rhodes and husband Dalton, and Kelly Nicholson; seven grandchildren; Dylan Ardoin, Madison Ardoin, Tanner Shaw, Nicholas Duhon, Harper Rhodes, Hollis Rhodes, Hayzel Rhodes; great- grandson, Jensen Ardoin; two sisters, Sally Nicholson Bryant and husband Teddy and Susan Nicholson Bushnell and husband Rayburn; niece, Leigh Trouard Bryant and husband Tommy and their children Lauren and Nathan Bryant; niece, Dena Briley; nephew, Keith Briley; former spouse and best friend, Judy Briley Lavergne; and his faithful companion, Buddy.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10 A.M. until time of service in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2 P. M. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service and burial will take place at Consolata Cemetery at a later date.
Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.lakesidefh.com