Roy James “Big Foot” Nicholson, 72, of Three Oaks passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Friends may meet with the family from 10–11 AM prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions to Berrien County Cancer Service, 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Send flowers to the family and online condolences accepted at www.pikeFH.com
Roy was born on a Sunday, June 1, 1947 in Batesville, Arkansas the son of Willard and Naomi (Jordan) Nicholson. On March 16, 1986 he married Donna Elizabeth Waldon-Kotsiomytis and they shared their lives together for 33 years. Roy was a graduate of Watervliet High School and a veteran in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the New Buffalo American Legion, Post 169. Roy worked at Bodek & Rhodes in Niles for 16 years. Following his retirement from Bosch, Roy worked for Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo. He was a member of First Church of God at the Stevensville Campus.
Survivors include his wife: Donna; daughter: Maria (Giovany) Zambonino; son: John Kotsiomytis; grandchildren: Alec and Elias Zambonino; his mother: Naomi Nicholson; brothers: Marvin Nicholson and Larry “Nick” (Kary) Nicholson; and sister-in-law: Mary Waldron.
Roy was preceded in death by his father, Willard Nicholson.