James "Jim" Allen Nicholas

May 12, 1944 ~ April 4, 2018 (age 73)

James “Jim” Allen Nicholas of Leesburg, Indiana passed away at 11:24 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at his residence at the age of 73.

He was born on May 12, 1944 in Anderson, Indiana to Betty Mae (Frame) Nicholas and Hobart Royce Nicholas.  On June 20, 1964 he was married to Daisy Ruth Burris.

Jim was a graduate of Ball State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business.  He was an entrepreneur and was presently the co-owner of Nicholas Precision Works.  He started N.G. Instruments with his sons in Warsaw, manufacturing orthopedic cutting tools, and was formerly the vice president of manufacturing at Biomet in Warsaw.  Jim was a member of the N.R.A, Dallas Safari Club and Safari Club International.  He loved machining, hunting and even built a bench rest rifle.  Jim very much enjoyed big game hunting and made several Safari’s to Africa.  He loved life, but most of all he loved his family…he will be dearly missed by all.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Daisy Ruth Nicholas (Leesburg, Indiana); two sons:  Tony (Mary) Nicholas (Warsaw, Indiana); Tim (Ashley Benthal) Nicholas (Dyersburg, Tennessee) ; and four grandchildren:  Zachary and Abby Nicholas (Warsaw, Indiana); Landan Benthal and Harper Nicholas (Dyersburg, Tennessee).  Also surviving is his brother:  Don Nicholas (Anderson, Indiana).  He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

His funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home.  Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorial donations in Jim's name may be directed to the following and would be appreciated by the family...The DSC Foundation, 13709 Gamma Road, Dallas, Texas  75244; or Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, Indiana  4658-1196. 

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