Gary G. Nichols

November 06, 1950 ‒ August 30, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Gary G. Nichols, age 69 of Delaware, OH, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020, in Columbus. He was born November 6, 1950 in Columbus to the late Ewing and S. Maxine (Rainey) Nichols.

Left to cherish Gary’s memory are his wife of 32 years, Susan (Bair) Nichols; son, Brandon (Shelby) Nichols; daughter, Brittany (Bret) Burch; grandchildren: Anavey, Nevaeh, Madilyn, and Brody; sister, Sharon Waller, nephews: Ryan (Jessica) and Austin Waller; and other relatives and friends.

Gary was a graduate of Whetstone High School Class of 1968. He delivered papers for the Columbus Dispatch during his youth before working at Big Bear. He went on to work for MARS, Inc. for the next 37 years before retiring. After retiring, Gary worked for Crown Mercedes and more recently Roush Ford where he met many treasured friends.

Gary was a hard worker who was dedicated to providing for his family. He loved to travel and vacation, touring many States across the US as the children grew. He especially enjoyed visiting Maine. Gary was an avid baseball fan, and played on various bowling leagues.

The family is planning a private committal service at a later date.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Nichols family.

Donations in Gary’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Research Foundation.

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  • 3 and a half years ago I met Gary and since then every time I came in to work he would make me laugh and smile. He would always say to me ” so how are they treating you ? ” I would say ” what do you mean Gary ” and he would smile and rub his fingers the way when people talk abut money. He would literally do that a least twice a week. He was a very knowledgeable man. He told me stories about his previous jobs and his family. I am proud to say that meeting him was one of the best parts in my life. He had such a great sense of humor. His time came to early he will be truly missed.

  • Very sorry for your loss. We will miss Gary driving with us at Roush. I have Gary and the family in my thoughts and prayers

  • I worked with Gary at Mars he was one of the most pleasant people I have ever met. Happy to have known him. I know he will be missed. So sorry for your loss. He was definitely a good Man.

  • Gary and I become good friends after my divorce .he come up to me One day then asked me if I would like to go on trips with him. I told him I would. We took a lot of trips . I met his mom dad and sister in Florida at Christmas time. That was very pleasant for me. Then we all formed a bowling team Terry Roberts Gary Nichols Joe bush been Arrowood and Lloyd Cunningham and we did it for a long time. Gary was at my wedding, and I was at Gary and Susan‘s wedding .He was a good friend and I miss him. Susan take care and wish you the best for your family. Joe

  • I met Gary when he worked at Crown Mercedes and I worked at Crown Chrysler. After moving to Florida, Gary and Susan would visit us each year. Gary and I would keep in touch during the year and he was a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be greatly missed.