Ryan Nichols

November 12, 1979 ‒ August 21, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Ryan Nichols, 40, of Mansfield passed away at home Friday, August 21, 2020 due to a brain injury.

Ryan was born November 12, 1979 to Lisa Bandagski and William Nichols in Mansfield.

Ryan was an outgoing and generous guy who would give you the shirt off his back.  He was a talented artist and loved doing tattoos.  Extremely funny, he loved to joke around.  His dream was to help young people with addiction problems.  He was working hard to overcome his injuries and had a “never give up attitude”.  His smile could melt your heart.

He is survived by his children: Elijah, Searena, Aaron, and Ryalin; grandsons Nolen and Oaklin; mother Lisa; brothers William and Ronnie; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

His family would like to extend a special thanks to Ryan’s aunt and uncle Laura and Mike Hill; cousins Tarry “Flea” Taylor and Melissa Webb, Mark Stover, Jerrie Stamper, and Aunt Meme.

He was preceded in death by his father William; sister Ashley; aunt Karen; and maternal grandparents.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 28, 2020 from 5-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Ryan’s cousin Joey Nichols will share memories.


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  • So sorry for your loss i met him thought my cuz sammi gorman .
    She up their R.I.H .now they can be friends in heaven again sorry for your loss😥😪😱

  • Rest easy my friend. Prayers for your family. May God give peace, comfort and understanding at this difficult time.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan’s Family at their time of grief. May the Lord hold you all in his arms and bring you comfort and peace. Kristi and Kevin Myers

  • I cannot fully express the sorrow I feel for you at this time. I am thinking about you always and am just a call away. I will continue to keep you in my prayers Lisa

  • BRO going to miss you bub. We never had bad words bro I know inside you was a good person bro your going to be missed….

  • I’m so sad Lisa for you and your family. I know there aren’t words to ease your pain. Rest Easy Ryan. Gone way too soon…

  • Lisa and family I am truly sorry for your loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Much love 💛 Glenna & UC Chester

  • You will be missed Ryan condolences rip my friend you went way to early 🙏 for your family and friends god is great from the rettons

  • So sorry to hear this . He was a good friend. Sad he’s gone . Rest in heaven my brother and to the family and his children stay strong and prayers to you all .

  • Sorry for your loss. I’m praying for your family. I hope you can all find some comfort during this difficult time.

  • Ryan the love of my life , u will truely be missed everyday i breathe without out you and I know youre with me.. I would do anything to hear your voice or see your text come through but i know u are good now and as beautiful as the day i met u …Thank u for coming in my life and showing me how to be strong ,I love you, you’re my best friend and nothing will ever fill this whole in my heart till i see u again..
    Truely yours

  • Ry Ry you have been my brother since I was about 4 years old I never thought I’d have to do this so soon in life you fought so hard to come back to everyone I love and miss you so much kiss are sister for me.I will keep in touch with searena and your mom just know that I will always love you. R.I.P my brother I love and miss you so much