Ronald Ray Nicholas (Buddy) age 72, passed from this life Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

Buddy was born August 13, 1947 to Ganzie Nicholas and Anna Paris Nicholas in Amherst, Ohio. He was of the Baptist faith, member of the VFW and loved to dance and fish.

Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Nicholas; his father, Ganzie Nicholas; brothers, Ganzie Nicholas, Jr.; Jerry Nicholas; Eddie Nicholas and son-in-law, Ben Logan.

He is survived by his mother, Anna Nicholas; partner in life of thirteen years, Davie Ann Rainwater; daughter, Annette Logan of Eubank; brother, Michael Nicholas (Tina) of Burnside; Johnny Nicholas (Ursula) of Somerset; Terry Nicholas (Carrie) of Richmond; sisters, Gloria Ann Toney (Jergon) of Burnside; Regina Langdon (Buddy) of Somerset; Linda Sullivan (Steve) of Burnside; Sharon Nicholas (Ralph) of Somerset; sister in laws, Connie Nicholas, Ann Nicholas, Patty Nicholas;  two grandchildren, Ricky Logan (Shonda);  Cody Logan and one great-granddaughter; Paisley Logan.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Bro. Roger Dykes officiating.

Burial will be in the Sloans Valley Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ronald “Buddy” Nicholas.