Funeral service for Philip Nicholson has been set for Monday, November 27, 2023 at Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs, MO. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m followed by the funeral service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Blue Springs Cemetery. Memories of Philip and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com
Philip Louis Nicholson, 87, a resident of Harrisonville, MO passed away peacefully Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City in Kansas City, MO. He was born July 29, 1936 to Oscar Sr. and Effie (Arnold) Nicholson in Blue Springs, MO.
Philip was united in marriage to Martha Kiger on November 25, 1965 in Kirksville, MO. He worked as a Union Carpenter for Local Union #315 for 47 years and recently received a 65-year service pin. During his career, Philip was able to become a partner and owner of a Commercial Construction business. He was a member of the Kansas City MG Car Club (KCMGCC) and enjoyed NASCAR, hot rods, tinkering on all sort of vehicles and was a drag racer in his younger years. Phil was a do it your self-kind of man. He also loved being in the outdoors, RV’ing, camping, hunting, and fishing and over the last several years took up playing the organ. He cherished sporting events and attending the youth sports of his kids and grandchildren.
Survived by his loving wife, Martha Nicholson of Harrisonville, MO; children, Philip “Clint” Nicholson (Deb) of Independence, MO, Richard “Jason” Nicholson (Michelle) of Green City, MO, Steven Louis Nicholson (Ann) of Loch Lloyd, MO, Wesley “Todd” Nicholson (Jenny) of Linwood, KS; grandchildren, Brandi Riegler (Dave), Chase Nicholson, Jenna Nicholson, Hailey Nix, Grant Nicholson, Drew Nicholson, Luke Nicholson, Nate Nicholson; 6 great-grandchildren, brother, John “Herbert” Nicholson of Sand Springs, OK. Philip is preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Beulah Burrus and Oscar “Riley” Nicholson Jr.