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David Isaac Nicholson

June 25, 1941 ~ August 25, 2018 (age 77)

David Isaac Nicholson, 77, of Evansville, IN, passed away Saturday, August 25th 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.

David was born June 25, 1941 in Evansville, IN, to the late Richard and Ruth (Waters) Nicholson.  He grew up on Evansville's West Side attending Perry Heights Elementary School and Reitz High School before his family moved to Henderson, Kentucky where he graduated with the class of '59 at Henderson City High. 

Many people would know him as David Isaac, the voice of the Cook Chevrolet on the radio. To his family, he was known as the frequent giver of nicknames and personal theme songs and for his infectious and unique laugh. Anyone could enjoy a conversation with him because he was well read and enthusiastic about an array of topics including sports, history, religion, and politics. Because of his genuine love for people, he became a successful and trusted car salesman in the Evansville Regional Area for over forty years. His faith was an integral part of his life that included active church leadership and involvement, deep knowledge of the Bible, and a passion for worship and teaching.  

He is survived by his beloved wife Letta (Meredith) Nicholson of 34 years; daughter, Julie A. Wilson (Jerry) of Ashley, IL; sons, Brian D. Nicholson of Evansville, IN, Bret M. Nicholson (Krista) of Evansville, IN, and Barry N. Nicholson (Darlene) of Sarasota, FL; stepson, John Wayne Taylor of Evansville, IN; grandchildren, Jerry Wilson (Jabo), Brandi Schori, Whitney Wilson, Madison Nicholson, Morgan Morgan (Nicholson), Isaac Nicholson, Spencer Nicholson, and Sophia Nicholson; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Wilson, Simon Wilson, Jacqueline Wilson, Hannah Schori, Ava Schori, Mia Schori, and Judah Lee Morgan; sisters, Jean Shoulders, Mary Ditzer, Jackie Lovelace, and Betty Flemming; and brothers, Richard Nicholson, Eddy Nicholson, and Jimmy Nicholson.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Nicholson; and granddaughter, Emily Wilson.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 31, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Jerry Wilson and Pastor Bret Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 30, 2018 at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.

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