Perry “Sonny” “Nick” Strother Nicodemus

Perry “Sonny” “Nick” Strother Nicodemus, 76, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at his home.

He was born September 28, 1937 on the Wheatland Farm in Rippon, West Virginia, son of the late Perry Strother and Helen Drish Nicodemus.

Mr. Nicodemus was a 1956 graduate of Charles Town High School in Charles Town, WV.

He graduated with a BS degree in Biology and Sociology from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV in 1961 and also attended the University of Virginia.

He worked for the Loudoun Co. School Systems as a teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Lincoln, VA and at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, VA.  He worked as a Biological Lab Technician with the Dept. of Army in Berryville, VA.  He was employed for over 30 years as a Training Administrator with the Dept. of Army in Arlington, VA, and as an Educational/Foreign Training Specialist with the Dept. of Defense at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. He was also employed by General Motors Corp. in Martinsburg, WV.  From 1996 to the present, he was a substitute teacher at Stonewall Jackson High School and also throughout the Shenandoah County Virginia school system.

Mr. Nicodemus was a member of Flat Rock Church of the Brethren where he served on the Board of Witness Commission.  He was also a member of Forestville-Quicksburg Ruritan Club.

He was a former member of Kabletown United Methodist Church where he served in the Men’s Group.

He loved being outside, enjoying the beauty of nature, and tending to his cows.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Harshman) Nicodemus.

Also surviving is a son Perry “Buddy” Nicodemus, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; a daughter Sherry Ann Welsh of Harpers Ferry, WV; a brother, Roger Lee Nicodemus of Bunker Hill, WV; a granddaughter; a grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Flat Rock Church of the Brethren, 85 Limestone Road, New Market, VA 22844, with the Rev. Charles Comer officiating and an additional service will be held at Rosedale Cemetery, 917 Cemetery Road in Martinsburg, WV at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to RMH Sentara Hospice, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA  22801.

Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

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10 Condolences to Perry “Sonny” “Nick” Strother Nicodemus

  1. Mary Clanahan says:

    It is with the utmost respect that I send my heartfelt sympathy to the Nicodemus Family. Mr. Nic known to the Southern Campus faculty and students (in Shenandoah County Schools) was a beloved substitute teacher and will be greatly missed. He was a a plethora of knowledge and a joy to have in any building.

  2. Katie Brubaker says:

    My thoughts are with the Nicodemus family as well. Mr. Nic was a substitute in my class several times, and I truly enjoyed talking with him when I saw him at Stonewall. He always took care to say hello and ask how I was doing, and I appreciated that so much. I’m glad that I had the chance to get to know him, even if it was only a little.

  3. Kathy Black says:

    Sonny was a kind and caring man. He will be missed by many. God bless his family and bring them peace.

  4. Cindy and Jimmy Mangold says:

    Buddy and Sherry,

    So sorry to hear about your dad. If there’s anything we can do, don’t hesitate to call. You’re in our hearts and prayers.

  5. Laurie Phillips says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Nick. Everyone who knew him will miss his kindness and ready smile. At Stonewall, we will especially miss his positive interactions with students and staff. I feel blessed to have known him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Jeff Burner says:

    Mr. Nic will be greatly missed at Stonewall and the Southern Campus. He was quite simply a wonderful person. I always enjoyed talking to him and felt quite comfortable if he was covering my class. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Holly Hoover says:

    It is with great sadness that I heard this morning of the passing of Mr. Nic (as the students affectionately called him). To his family: my most heartfelt condolences. He was such a kind man, and was definitely a favorite substitute to call upon by our staff here at SJHS, and well-liked by the students. We saw him as part of the faculty here, and will greatly miss his presence in our hallways and classrooms–but rest-assured he will continue to hold a presence in our hearts.

  8. Debbi Rauhala says:

    I just heard about “Mr. Nic’s” passing this morning. I want to extend my condolences, thoughts, and prayers to his family. He was such sweet and friendly man who will be missed by many here at SJHS!

  9. Lois Welsh says:

    Kaila , Kallan, & family…..My deepest condolences.

  10. Traci Welsh Taylor says:

    Sherry, Buddy, Kaila and Kallan………..My deepest condolences.