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William Nick Zueger, 46, of West Columbia, died Friday, May 15, 2020.

Born on September 8, 1973 in Newberry, he was the son of the late Kenneth George Zueger and Mary Ann Traylor Thomas. He was a 1991 graduate of Newberry High School. He earned two associate degrees, one in Criminal Justice and the other in Nuclear Engineering. He was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia. He never met a dog that he didn't love. Nick loved sports and was a huge Gamecock and Detroit Tigers fan. He never met a stranger and he always had a story to tell. He loved his children, dearly.

He is survived by a son, William Randall Zueger; daughters, Caroline Susanne Zueger and Ashley Nicole Zueger; a sister, Jessica Costello Griffen; his grandmother, Monica Zueger; step-father, Gene Thomas; uncle, Eddie Traylor; step-sisters, Michelle (Tommy) Butler, Suzanne (Brian) Bailey; and a step-brother, Bryan (Leigh) Thomas; and his former wife and mother of his children, Jill Zueger.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Thursday, May 21, 2020 in the Smyrna Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family requests that those in attendance to remain in their vehicles during the service. Following the service, the family would like to invite those attending to drive by and speak with them as you are leaving. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Self Regional Cancer Center, 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood, SC 29646.



#13 Tim and Donna Shealy 2020-05-21 20:55
I am so sorry for the loss of Nick. Tim always enjoyed playing softball with him on Smyrna’s team. He was such a nice guy. Our prayers will be with your family.
#12 Jennifer Longshore 2020-05-21 11:29
To the Zueger family, so sorry for your loss. I graduated with Nick and he was always a very kind gentleman. I know he loved his children and family dearly because that was the kind of man he was. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Peace and love, Jennifer Longshore
#11 Rynn Kinard 2020-05-19 22:57
Jessica and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Praying for God's comfort to be with you and your family.
#10 Harriett Rucker 2020-05-19 18:11
We are saddened to learn of Nick's passing. Our sons were high school friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the God's peace be with you now and in the days to come. Harriett and John Rucker
#9 Bill Drees 2020-05-19 17:47
Cathy and I were so very sad to hear about Nick's passing. We will continue to keep all of the family in our prayers.
#8 Christie 2020-05-19 00:14
To Nick’s family, I am so sorry for what you are going through.
Though we were classmates, it was only in recent years, that I got to know him. And he loved his family. He was kind to me.
My heart, mourns, this moment, for his children, most of all. And Jill, who, by Nick’s own account, was good to him, was a source of strength when he needed it, and a great mother. I pray for you, especially, for continued strength, in getting through this, with the children.
#7 Karen craven 2020-05-18 23:19
Jessica Geane so sorry for your loss sending you both and the family lots of love and prayers Karen craven
#6 Rita Crawford 2020-05-18 17:52
Jessy and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that Gods love and peace will surround all of you at this time. We may never comprehend why things happen as they do but we can always be sure of Jesus compassion and love for us during these difficult times! May He hold all of you up at this time. Love you all.. The Crawfords
#5 Theresa 2020-05-18 16:26
Praying for the family and Nicks children
So sad to hear of Nicks passing
My heart breaks for you all
#4 Steve Shaffer 2020-05-18 13:04
Wow..... So sorry to hear this. We are lifting up Jill, the kids & other family members up in prayer during this time
#3 Derek M Underwood 2020-05-18 09:44
Zueger family, I am so sad to hear about Nick's death. I hope for peace to his family and children. When classmates pass, especially those close to you, a hole is created in our family of peers.
#2 Didi & Rusty 2020-05-18 09:11
Eddie, Jessica and family: Prayers for you all in this time of sorrow. May fond memories and past happier times lighten your hearts and bring you peace.
#1 Dell Miller 2020-05-17 21:07
I am saddened to read about Nick’s passing. he was much too young to go. I know he will be greatly missed. Prayers for you in this time of your sorrow.