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In Memory of

William Winfree Nicholls

June 15, 1932 - February 11, 2014

Obituary


Nicholls, William Winfree, 81, of Midlothian, VA, died February 11, 2014, after a six week hospitalization, battling complications from cancer and a stroke. Born in Richmond, he was the youngest child of Ada Winfree Nicholls and William Malcolm Nicholls of Powhatan. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Withers Nicholls; their daughter, Virginia (Ginger) Nicholls Killorn; her husband, William Christian Killorn; and two grandsons, Trevor and Carter Killorn, all of Midlothian. His nieces are Bettie Jayne Wallace of Midlothian; Paula Nicholls Perry, of Modesto, CA; and Linda Nicholls Peck, of Salt Lake...

Nicholls, William Winfree, 81, of Midlothian, VA, died February 11, 2014, after a six week hospitalization, battling complications from cancer and a stroke. Born in Richmond, he was the youngest child of Ada Winfree Nicholls and William Malcolm Nicholls of Powhatan. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Withers Nicholls; their daughter, Virginia (Ginger) Nicholls Killorn; her husband, William Christian Killorn; and two grandsons, Trevor and Carter Killorn, all of Midlothian. His nieces are Bettie Jayne Wallace of Midlothian; Paula Nicholls Perry, of Modesto, CA; and Linda Nicholls Peck, of Salt Lake City, UT.

A graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Richmond, he also pursued graduate studies at Virginia Tech. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958 as a Chaplain's Assistant at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

After teaching at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, he served more than 40 years as an administrator with the Health and Human Services Department of the Federal Government. The family lived in Alexandria, VA; Centreville, VA, and Timonium, MD, before returning to the Richmond area in 2004.

A member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Midlothian, he also enjoyed membership in Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity; Powhatan Historical Society; Powhatan Civil War Round Table; and Sons of the American Revolution. Attending the Richmond Symphony Orchestra performances and Virginia Rep Theatre productions brought him and Nancy great pleasure. He was known by many friends as a smiling Southern gentleman and a witty raconteur. He delved into genealogy and Virginia history. His many interests included collecting antiques, gardening, birding, and travelling the world. From Beijing, China; to St. Petersburg, Russia; from B and B's in Normandy and Brittany to cathedrals and concerts in Saltzburg and Prague, he loved the journey.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 7th, at 2:00 p.m. Location is the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2341 Winterfield Road, Midlothian. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Foundation or to the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer Foundation.