Larry Nicholls Update

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Larry Nicholls Update

Larry Nicholls, a long time member of the community, both windsurfing and kiteboarding is facing a challenging time at the moment. He's been battling complications from shoulder surgery he had in late November. This setback was unexpected after an otherwise routine procedure. I spoke with Carol Moon who said the next few days will be important in his recovery. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Larry has always been super active, windsurfing, kiting, mountain biking (he was out in Moab this fall) and wakeboarding. He was the fellow who drove his boat beside me while I foiled in Chris's drone video.

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Re: Larry Nicholls Update

I'm sorry to pass along that Larry passed away last night. For details about arrangements, etc: https://www.facebook.com/larry.nicholls.35/posts/2817441588287332

I had a chance to see him this past weekend and his memories of windsurfing and his windsurfing friends still brought a smile to him.

From his facebook page:
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That's terribly sad news. I always enjoyed seeing Larry whether at the lake or at our Christmas Party. He will be missed by all of us that knew him.

There is no off season.

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Re: Larry Nicholls Update

Very sad. Here's a couple pics from August 2012 where he took Scott G., Andrew B., and myself wakeboarding on Lanier in his vintage Ski Nautique.

Bill Herderich

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Bummer. I never saw Larry without that fantastic smile. He’s the guy that pegged the fun meter. Good

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I didn't know Larry but I'm sorry for the loss of a friend to all of you.

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from FB

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MEMORIAL INFORMATION:

Larry’s younger brother Scott has made arrangements for a gathering of friends to celebrate Larry’s life.

WHEN: Saturday 1/18/20
TIME: 5pm - 8pm
WHERE: Crowell Brothers Funeral Home and Crematory
5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Peachtree Corners GA 30092
770-945-9999
OTHER INFO: Larry will be cremated and his remains will be at the funeral home that day.

There will be no specific service however there will be a podium and anyone will be free to speak about Larry if desired. Light refreshments will be available.

Please feel free to pass this info to anyone that Larry knew, partied with, or did any of his multiple sporting adventures with.
https://www.facebook.com/larry.nicholls.35/posts/2819937268037764

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Lawrence “Larry” Drake Nicholls III, 67, of Duluth, GA. passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory in Peachtree Corners, GA. Larry was a Marist High School alumnus and worked for Sears for over 30 years. He enjoyed water activities such as; wind surfing, scuba diving and water skiing in the Caribbean, especially in Bonaire. Among all his interest’s, Larry loved rugby and football. He is preceded in death by his father Lawrence Drake Nicholls, Jr. and mother, Marcella Vaclavick. He is survived by his brother, Scott Nicholls; sister, Cindy Gough (Jim); nephews; Stewart Gough, Matt Gough and Drake Nicholls; nieces, Katherine Gough and Marina Nicholls. The Family is asking that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org or the Ocean Conservancy www.oceanconservancy.org. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757.

https://www.crowellbrothers.com/obituaries/Lawrence-Larry-Drake-Nicholls-III?obId=10457395

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Here are a couple of photos of Larry Nichols from one of our trips to Bonaire. Larry was full of enthusiasm & a joy to be with. We will miss him greatly.

Barrett

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