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Gary Morse Nichols
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.
Some of my earliest childhood memories involve Gary. As he liked to remind me throughout his life ... he was my favorite uncle, dating back to when he was my first babysitter. Of course, as I became an adult, I realized that he said that to all of his nieces and nephews! But that was his way ... laughing, joking, making you feel special, always happy to see you, even during the tough times he's been dealing with over the past 5 years. I'm sorry I can't be there to celebrate his life this weekend, but he, and all of you are certainly in my thoughts. I'll miss you Uncle Gary. Guess what? You were right all along, you were my favorite uncle!
Bobby Dunbar Oct 7 2018 12:00 AM
A Balance Easel Spray was sent on October 5, 2018
We pray that Gods everlasting peace be a comfort to the family in the days ahead. From the extended families of Bonnie Nichols and Bill Bondi: Larry & Sylvia, Jeff & Teresa, Jennifer, and Laura & Chris.
Expression of Sympathy Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Irene and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember all the good times spent with Gary and family, years ago. He will be deeply missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carol and Mike Ransom
Carol and Mike Ransom Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM
A Basket Garden was ordered on October 4, 2018
Expression of Sympathy Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM
It was a previledge and an honor to have met and spend a bit of time with Gary. He had a gift for making one feel at home. I so enjoyed his humor and his interest in world politics. We will miss coming to Michigan and not visiting with Gary.
Orly Munzing Oct 3 2018 12:00 AM
Our sympathy to the whole Nichols family. Bob and Judy Keating
J keating Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Gary Nichols
Joyce Wilson Oct 2 2018 12:00 AM