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Dennis Dewitt Nicholson III

Dennis Dewitt Nicholson III
  • November 21, 1945 - October 1, 2017
  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Colonel D.D. Nicholson, Jr. Scholarship Fund at The Citadel
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409-6230

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“Dear Dennis, Witt and Melinda. It is with great sadness and heavy heart that I write this short clause about Dennis whom we loved and miss so...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Thomas Adams - Charleston, SC

“I haven't seen Dennis in 25 years or so, maybe longer, but I remember him as Ralph describes him. Adventurous, interesting, extremely bright and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jeremy Solomon

“I have been doing my best to overcome the tremendous sadness I feel since I found out about losing Dennis by remembering the great times we had...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Ralph Levine - Charleston, SC

“I have been doing my best to overcome the tremendous sadness I feel since I found out about losing Dennis by remembering the great times we had...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Ralph Levine - Charleston, SC

Sullivans Island “I First met Dennis at USC in 1967. We have been friends ever since. Dennis was one of the smartest., most engaging, most argumentative people I have...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Steven Josephs - Roslyn Heights, NY

“Thinking of you both so so sorry for this tragic loss..... I am praying for you both...much loveTricia and family ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Tricia Cooke - S HAmilton, MA

“Dear Nicholson Family,I was quite saddened to hear of Mr. Nicholson's passing. I have early memories of playing on the floor of his house and...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Yiska Ben Avraham


Dennis Dewitt Nicholson III, 71, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, October 1, 2017 in Asheville, NC with his brother, Don at his side. His funeral service will be held Friday, October 6, 2017 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Downtown Chapel.

Dennis was born November 21, 1945, in Birmingham, Alabama, son of the late Colonel D.D. Nicholson, Jr. and Celeste Peeples Nicholson. He graduated Rivers High School '63, Davidson College '67 and the University of South Carolina '70. He was a residential home builder for many years in Charleston and most recently in Asheville, NC. Dennis loved his family, college basketball, the Lowcountry and surf-fishing on Seabrook Island. He was an adventurous traveler, enjoyed a knowledge of words, lively conversation and heated debates. He will be missed by many.

Dennis is survived by his son, Dennis Dewitt "Witt" Nicholson IV of New York City, NY; sister, Judy Frey (Keith) of Westport, CT; two brothers: David Nicholson (Martha) of Lewisburg, PA and Donald Nicholson (Christina) of Asheville, NC; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his former wife, Melinda Nicholson of Charleston, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Col. D.D. Nicholson, Jr. Scholarship Fund at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.