Gary Morse Nichols, age 80, lifelong resident of Lyons, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, October 2, 2018 at Swanton Valley Care Center. He was born January 20, 1938 in Lyons, Ohio to Elizabeth Caroline (Morley) and Walter Leonard Nichols. Following graduation, Gary enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Gary married his loving wife, Irene Marvin on January 21, 1961 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Assumption.
Gary worked for GM Powertrain, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Assumption. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and trying his luck at the casino.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 57 years, Irene; children, Donna (Ron) Loar, Cindy (Jeff) Wilson, Julie (Troy) Double, Gary J. (Tina) Nichols, Colleen Reeves, Debbie (Bart) Warner and Angie (Keith) McRitchie; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Naomi (Bob) Dunbar and Chloe (Frank) Smallman.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Eric Wilson; infant sister, Carol Lynn and brothers, Warren, Glenn, Laurence and Wilbur Nichols.
Friends will be received at Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora on Sunday, October 7th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Monday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Assumption.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.