Nolan Ross Fine

by | Sep 19, 2016 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH—Nolan Ross Fine, 60, passed away Saturday September 3, 2016.

Nolan was born in Norfolk to Sonya and Barry Fine.

He graduated from Maury High School prior to attending Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. His passion for golf and basketball came to light at a young age. He rose through the ranks as a basketball referee being the youngest referee to ever officiate the final game of the NCAA Championship prior to a 16-year-career with the National Basketball Association. He was also an avid art collector.

Nolan was predeceased by his father, Barry Fine.

He is survived by his mother, Sonya Fine, his brother, Mitchell and sister-inlaw Peggy Fine; daughters, Blair Fine and Jennifer Fine Shaw, and her husband, Ryan Shaw, granddaughter Gabrielle Shaw; nieces Stacie Fine Wilson and Morgan Fine Zell, and her husband Ryan Zell, and great-nephew Micah Zell.

A private burial was held in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Humane Society or the charity of your choice. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be made at