Community supporting man killed in tree-trimming accident

Adam Nichols, 33, leaves behind pregnant wife, children


YULEE, Fla. – Nassau County is coming out strong to help the family of a man killed Saturday in a tree-trimming accident.

Adam Nichols, 33, who owned a landscaping business, died when a tree he was cutting down at a Yulee home fell on him.

Nichols had two young boys and a wife who is pregnant with twins. Over the past two days, family and friends have raised $40,000 for the family.

Nichols spent much of his free time coaching his boys and other children on the baseball diamond. He loved coaching and those who knew him said the children loved him back. Now, he may be gone, but his memories live on.

"With his passion that he had for the game, I really wanted my son to be on his team," said Bubba Dickerson.

Dickerson said he met Nichols through the team and began what he had hoped would be a lifelong friendship with him.

"We were supposed to have dinner with him that night," Dickerson said. "It's been tough. Just trying to take as much burden off Leah and the kids we can."

Dickerson, who is a professional golfer, is planning a golf tournament to raise money for the family. While the time and date are not yet established, anyone with inquiries or could could offer sponsorships, silent auction items or other donations is asked to email adamnicholsmemorialgolf@gmail.com. One hundred percent of the money raised will be added to what's coming in from a YouCaring website

Scott and Sons Fine Jewelry has also stepped up to help the family. They're giving away watch batteries and adjusting wristbands free of charge in exchange for donations for the Nichols family.

"I've had a couple people come in and drop checks for $100 ... not asking for anything in return," owner Drew Scott said.

While all the donations and kindness shown to the family won't bring Nichols back, his friends say all the love help during this difficult time.

The visitation and funeral for Nichols will be held on Saturday at the First Baptist Church Fernandina Beach on South 8th Street. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m., and the funeral will begin at 3 p.m. His friends say Nichols' entire baseball team is going to be out there in uniform to show support.


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