Donald Lee Nicholson

August 3, 1940 ~ July 12, 2021 (age 80)


Dillman-Scott Funeral Home


Donald Lee Nicholson, 80, Orleans, Indiana; formerly of Paoli Indiana, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at his residence.  He was born in Paoli, Indiana on August 3, 1940, to Norman Banks and Leota Mae King Nicholson.  Donald married Mary Lou Grimes on May 5, 1962, and she survives.


Donald was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Karen Sue Buchanan.


He was a member of the Paoli First Baptist Church. Donald was a 1958 graduate of Paoli High School. He retired from Carpenter Body Works. Donald enjoyed IU Basketball and westerns. He was a LA Dodgers Baseball fan.


Survivors include:



                Mary Nicholson                                                                                                                 Orleans, Indiana



                Donald D. and Angel Nicholson                                                                                   Woodbridge, Virginia

                Daniel L. and Pam Nicholson                                                                                        Orleans, Indiana



4-Grandchildren; Joshua Nicholson and Jessica Nicholson of Indianapolis, and Noah and Sarah Nicholson of Virginia also survive Donald Lee Nicholson.



Visitation will be from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Thursday, July 15, 2021, with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W. Campbell St. Paoli IN 47454. Interment will be in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery.


Phillip Andry will officiate.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at:


Mt. Gilead Cemetery Fund

Bill Wells

2819 N. County Rd. 300 W.

West Baden, IN 474663


Orange County Cancer Patient Services Fund

PO Box 279

Orleans, IN 47452


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Funeral Service
July 15, 2021

2:00 PM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

July 15, 2021

7:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

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