HOUSTON— Olvis J. (O. J, Nick) Nicholson, 82, died Aug. 8, 2012.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

He was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Childress to Alva and Lizzie Nicholson.

Mr. Nicholson retired from Lucent Technologies (Western Electric) after 35 years of service.

He was a 1947 graduate of Rockdale High School and a Korean War veteran.

Mr. Nicholson enjoyed traveling, gardening and fishing trips with his friends.

Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Helen; a daughter, Carol Jones and her husband James of Cypress; a granddaughter, Kayla Jones of Austin; and a sister, Norma Bender of Houston; also, several nieces and nephews.

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