Chester Nicholas

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Chester Nicholas, 89, died on March 1, 2022 in Danville. He was born on May 15, 1932, in Tateville, Kentucky, to the late Ansel Edgar and Flossie Ellen Colyer Nicholas. Chester started Nicholas Service Center in 1958 which became a staple of Hustonville Road for over 60 years. He also built racecars under the name R & N Racing. Chester was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Chester was predeceased by his wife, Gelea Bradley Nicholas, siblings; Loraine (Roland) Lewis, James Cecil (Anne) Nicholas, Virginia (Lloyd) Shelton, Delia Margaret Nicholas, Georgia (Clyde) Stout, and Ruby (Glen) Bolin, and son-in- law, Clyde Rogers Sr. Chester is survived by his daughter, Virginia “Lou” Rogers, grandson, Clyde E. (Lisa) Rogers Jr., granddaughter, Missy (Brian) Angolia, and two great-grandchildren; Chessie Elizabeth Rogers and Madeline Jean Angolia. There will be a graveside service at 2 pm on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Danville Memorial Gardens. Curt Herrington and Brent Rowe will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to Willow Creek Sanctuary. Graveside Service: 2 pm on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Danville Memorial Gardens

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  1. Mr. Nichols will live in my heart, forever ! He \” saved\” me, many a time, when I was out too late and had car trouble. Rest with GOD, sir !

  2. Chester was one of the best friends I have ever had ! He was not only respected but loved by his customers! Rest in peace and I send prayers to Virginia and all the family ! GBU ✝️ all!

  3. Lou and family, Chester was and is a man I only had a few times of meeting with. I will always remember how much he seems to care for everyone he met, a stranger once then a friend for life. May you find comfort in knowing that he is with Nana and the angels now. Hold each other tight and never let the memories go. Prayer for all of you. With Love, David Lee and Lynette.

  4. So sorry to hear of Chester\’s passing. I\’ve known him since I was a 2nd grade child when we moved to Danville. My stepfather Lee owned for many years Lee\’s Ashland on Maple Ave and my Uncle Johnny owned Allen\’s Ashland on 4th for many years; they were all intertwined. I last saw him about a year ago when I was in town and low and behold had a tire pressure issue that he fixed. God Bless the family; R.I.P. Chester, you were a good man and still helping people, til the end. My thoughts and prayers are w Lou and the rest.

  5. I am so very sorry to read about Chester\’s passing. I have known Chester for over 45 + years. I have yet to meet any other man anywhere that is as kind, soft-spoken, obliging and as a caring person than he was. My thoughts and wishes are that his family can rest assured that he is now helping others in \”God\’s Beautiful Kingdom\”. Andy Bryant, Alabama

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