PRESQUE ISLE - Richard Phillip Nickerson 81 died July 3, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 17, 1934 in Monticello, the son Arthur and Beatrice (Jewell) Nickerson.
Richard drove long haul truck for many years, most recently for Albert Farms of Madawaska. Early on in his career he earned the handle of "MudFlap" because other drivers only saw his tail lights and mud flaps as he passed them. He was always there for his family no matter what was going on or what project they were working on.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Dorothy (Monahan) Nickerson; sons, Richard Jr. and his wife Gayle, Jeffrey, of Presque Isle; daughters, Diane Mclean and her husband Andy, Brenda Currie of Presque Isle, Lori Pendexter of Mapleton; and a granddaughter he raised Terri Rae and her husband Dan White of Washburn and 27 other grand and great grandchildren.
At his request there will be only a graveside service for his family and close friends at 10:30 AM Saturday July 9, 2016 at Jewell Cemetery, Monticello. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society One Bowdoin Mill Island Suite 300 Topsham, ME 04086. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com