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In Memoriam: William L. Nicholson, Fern Expo Nashville

March 26, 1957 – September 23, 2021

William Nicholson, 64, of Springfield, Tenn., began working for Moore Displays until George Fern bought the company. Co-worker Rick Neff says, “Bill and I worked together at Fern in the Nashville office together. He was probably the most capable truck driver I have ever known in my 38 years of working in the tradeshow business. There was no dock or loading area that he couldn’t easily get a trailer into. He was a kind soul, would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need,” adding, “The tradeshow family has lost another to COVID. RIP my brother Bill Nicholson. Godspeed. We will have a beer together in heaven.”

Other colleagues leaving their condolences included Penni Brockett, Mystii Payne, Darrell Nichols, Judy Hettesheimer Gann, Duncan Wiley, Todd Dalmado, Mike Stempa and Scott Thames.

“A kind soul and great friend! So sad !”— Jeannie Curran

“Don’t know anybody that didn’t like him.” —Andrew Conley

“Prayers to Twila and the family.”— Doug Briscoe

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grundy and Gertrude; and his brothers, Robert, Ronnie and David. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Twila, and children, Ricke (Angela) Nicholson, Heather Anderson, Tiffany (Josh) Brown; and grandchildren, Brianna and Chloe Anderson, Davyd and Arianna Nicholson, William and Castiel Brown; sisters, Kim Moon, Linda Johnson, Patricia Anderson, Jeanette Adams and Carol Robertson; brothers, Charles (Mary) and Ray (Linda). A memorial service will be held at a later date.

To send condolences or share a memory, visit www.springfieldfh.com/obituary/William-Nicholson

This story originally appeared in the Nov./Dec. 2021 issue of Exhibit City News, p. 56. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecn_nov-dec_2021

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