Timothy Allen Nicholas was born in Nicholas County‚ West Virginia‚ on August 23‚ 1982‚ and was the son of Timothy Leo Nicholas and Bonnie Nottingham. He is survived by his companion‚ Amber Jackson; daughter‚ Carlee Jaydon Nicholas; and son‚ Timothy Allen Nicholas Jr. He was a 2001 graduate from Nicholas County High School‚ Summersville‚ West Virginia.
Timothy served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005‚ attaining the rank of Corporal E-4‚ and was a member of the West Virginia National Guard CERF (HAZMAT) Team of Huntington. Timothy served on security teams at the West Virginia State Capitol during the 2009 gubernatorial inauguration and in Washington‚ DC‚ during the 2009 presidential inauguration.
Timothy was proud to serve his country‚ as well as the personal level of serving his community as a volunteer firefighter with the Craigsville-Beaver-Cottle Volunteer Fire Department in Craigsville‚ West Virginia. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with Nettie Volunteer Fire Department in Nicholas County‚ West Virginia.‚ and Topsail Beach Fire Department in North Carolina. He was an emergency vehicle operator by profession for Redi-Care Ambulance and Jan-Care Ambulance.
Timothy’s lifelong dream was to become a law enforcement officer‚ and he was in the process of testing for a position within the local level. Timothy loved lights and sirens. His face would light up as bright as the newest light he would possess.
Timothy loved the outdoors‚ hunting‚ fishing‚ and his favorite hobby‚ driving on old dirt back roads just to see where they led. Timothy was a prankster‚ always pulling tricks and jokes on anyone he knew. One night Timothy was riding around an old dirt road with his dad and a friend‚ when he got an idea. He told his dad he needed to go home because he wasn’t feeling well. His dad dropped him off at home and continued with his journey down the dirt road. Timothy quickly changed into his BDUs and a baseball cap‚ jumped in his vehicle‚ and proceeded down the road. He waited in lure for his dad to drive by‚ and he pulled in behind him and turned on his lights and siren. Timothy went up to his dad’s vehicle‚ lowered his voice‚ and asked for license‚ insurance‚ and registration. Timothy’s dad complied with all commands‚ looking forward. Timothy proceeded as if he were the ‘real cops.’ For several minutes‚ he led his dad to believe he was going to jail. Timothy realized his dad was beginning to panic‚ so he handed his papers back and said‚ ‘See you at home‚ Dad.’ Timothy’s dad was shocked. All he could say‚ with wide eyes and a gapped mouth‚ was‚ ‘You little s-t!’
Timothy gave the extreme sacrifice for his community. He brings honor to his family‚ friends‚ and his community. His loving memories of bringing laughter and joy to all who knew him will be sadly missed.