Nick Anthony


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Nick Anthony Palladino

Feb 21 1973 - Jul 29 2007

Nick Anthony Palladino, 34, of Frisco, went home to rest with his Savior in the early morning of July 29, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Ashlea Butler Palladino, his three incredible, beautiful children, Bryce Anthony (14), Nickalous Charles (13), and Caroline Jordan (4), his mother, Jeri Wilkerson of Denton, his sister and brother-in-law, Cristi and Justin Derow of Corinth, his beloved nephews Matthew Travis (4) and Samuel Leo (1 ½), his uncle, Brian Parrish, and his family, of Forney, his parents-in-law, C.J. and Susan Butler of Frisco, his brother-in-law, Bart Butler of Austin, his grandparents-in-law, David and Lou Hanson of Shreveport, and numerous aunts-, uncles-, and cousins-in-law living in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Nick was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Leo Parrish, of Wylie, as well as his aunt, Gaye Parrish Murphy, of Tennessee. Nick was born on February 21, 1973 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lived until the age of seven. He attended Skyline High School, and afterwards lived in Chicago, St. Louis, and Milwaukee before planting new roots in Frisco. Nick was skilled in many areas of trade, and was always a dedicated provider for his family. Sometimes that dedication required working jobs he didn’t love, including driving a garbage truck for many years for companies such as BFI, and Waste Management. (Nick didn’t like for other people to drive when he was around: he always joked that he should be allowed to drive because he was The Professional.) Nick’s life was forever changed in 2003 when he, along with his wife and parents-in-law, started a commercial cleaning and maintenance business called RPS (Reliable Property Services). RPS was the opportunity of a lifetime for Nick: an opportunity to combine his many trade skills with his innate sense of how things work and how people tick. Nick became the salesman we always knew he was, and he was able to make a success of the company that was his dream. He always joked about his “little multi-hundred-dollar company”, but in truth Nick’s vision for RPS and his tenacity with clients supported the families of nearly twenty employees. As ever, he was a dedicated provider. Nick loved to hunt and fish, to shoot a round at the local gun club, and to smoke the perfect cigar with a good friend. Nick’s wicked sense of humor left us with permanent laugh lines on our faces, and memories etched in our hearts. He was more force of nature than human being, and our lives are all the better for having been part of his atmosphere. A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday morning at 11:00 in the chapel at Prestonwood Baptist Church.
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