Anthony Nicholas was born August 16, 1969, in Oakland, California, to his proud parents, Walter and Jacqualyn Nicholas. Anthony (Tony) accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized by Rev, S. J. Scott at Greater Saint Paul MBC. He never forgot his upbringing. When his work schedule permitted, he would attend various church functions and gospel brunches with friends.
Tony was studious and consistently scored high on exams. He attended Saint Leander Catholic School, Bishop O'Dowd High School, Chabot Jr College, and received a scholarship to Weber State University, Utah. Tony took pride in being a Weber State Wildcat; he briefly held the 3-point scoring record and scored a high of 28 points in an upset against Eastern Washington University.
He was nicknamed T-Bone, Chicken Bootie, and Turtle by those that knew and loved him. He loved a good challenge, even when it came to challenging his brother or his mom at golf, dominoes, fishing, or shooting pool. He stayed current on world events and all sports. Tony enjoyed basketball, golf, and football and tried his luck at the casinos and fantasy football. He would often watch football games with his friend Kevin Perkins. It was always a rivalry between his Raiders and Kevin's Seahawks.
At Bishop O'Dowd, Tony played varsity basketball and was the six-man on the varsity golf team. As a player in the Peoples Pro-am Golf Tournaments, and with his previous experience, Tony decided to change paths and follow golf. Golf had become a passion, and he spent many hours working and training others. He subsequently became a golf instructor at Long Bow Golf Course in Mesa, Arizona.
Tony's quiet spirit was an asset in his leadership roles as a golf instructor and later as a department manager at Lowes. As a manager there, he had no problem working alongside his team, motivating them to higher heights. He loved planning lunches where his buddy would barbeque for the entire staff. Tony could converse with anyone, regardless of their status, ethnicity, or age. He was known for always being polite. As a young man, the girls would comment how nice he was.
Tony recently changed paths again, and after passing all interview levels, he was hired as a Financial Consultant for Fidelity Investments. He was in their intensive online training class. He noted that it was intense and stimulating, but he knew he would succeed because he loved the challenge.
Tony was preceded in death by his father, Walter Nicholas Jr., paternal grandparents, Walter, and Dorothy Nicholas Sr., maternal grandparents RP and Gustine Williams, brother Aaron Nicholas and Nephew, Rontreal Warren.
Tony leaves his daughter Madison Hind (Brandee). A loving mother: Jacqualyn Nicholas, one Aunt Janice Williams, sincere friends Staci Gaitin and Kevin Perkins, Goddaughter Sage, and a host of other relatives and friends to cherish his memories.
Care entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.