Thomas James Nicholson Jr., age 79, of Bellville, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 in Houston. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Nicholson. Tom was born July 18, 1927 in Pontiac, Mich. During World War II, he attended Princeton University while serving in the United States Navy as midshipman until 1948. A devoted husband of 48 years, Tom and Pat were married in 1945, and resided in Bellaire, Texas until Patıs death in 2002. In 2004, Tom retired from Houston Optical Center after 52 years in the optical industry, where he was well-known and loved by his colleagues and clients. Until his death, Tom resided in Bellville enjoying retirement and country life. He is survived by his children, Thomas James Nicholson III, Michael Kenneth Nicholson, Catherine Ann Nicholson, Elizabeth Carolyn Murphy and husband Scott, Connie Lynn Hudgins and husband Clay, and Sandra Marie Ladewig and husband Brian; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Neil Robert Cornwall and wife JoAnn. Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006 at Earthman Bellaire Chapel, 6700 Ferris, Bellaire, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at Earthman Bellaire Chapel.
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