Wayne Evan Nicol

May 29, 1961 ‒ December 12, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Wayne Evan Nicol, 58, of Delaware passed away early Thursday morning, December 12, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born May 29, 1961 in Delaware to Sherman John Jacob Nicol and Wilda Mae Harper. In 1979, Wayne graduated from Delaware Hayes High School and proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He also received the honor of being an Eagle Scout.

An electrician by trade, he worked for Romanoff Electric and Generac before working for himself. Wayne was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Chicago Bears and NASCAR. He enjoyed golfing, collecting Jack Daniels memorabilia and deer and bow hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his 3 black Labradors, Bree, Jasper and Windsor.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, John Jacob “Jake” (Paige) Nicol of Columbus and Evan George (Lindsey) Nicol of Gahanna; love of his life for 17 years, Chris VanDyne-Evans of Sunbury; step-son, Cody (Cady) Evans of Delaware; step-daughter, Mandy (Alwood) Evans of Mt. Gilead; father, Sherman J. (Glenda) Nicol of Marysville; mother, Wilda Mae (Howard) Harper of Newark; 4 grandchildren; brother, Dean (Kristy) Nicol of Delaware; 2 nephews, Jordan (Julia) Nicol and Mason Nicol.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating Wayne’s life will follow at 2:00 pm. Inurnment will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in Wayne’s memory may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

To share a fond memory of Wayne or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Although Wayne and I had not seen each other since graduation, I always thought he was a great guy in high school…a little crazy and silly at times but a really nice guy. I can only imagine what kind of man he grew into, wish I had known him now.

    My condolences and prayers sent to his family.

  • Cody,Mandy,and Chris and Wayne’s family that we have never meet..We pray for a peace and confront in this time of sadness.Our grand daughter Cady introduced us at there wedding at Wayne’s home and him and Chris may there day so special.I will always remember his kindness.Be of good cheer God is always near.

  • To Jake and all of Wayne’s family and loved one’s,
    I loved Wayne, he was a close friend for a “short” 25 years.
    I want to express my sincere condolences and heartfelt sorrow in his passing at such a young age.
    He had a way of lifting you up when you needed it most and always was up for a fun time (of which we had many together) I will miss his extreme personality.
    God defiantly “broke the mold” after Wayne and I consider that a Good thing!

    Very sorry I will not be able to make it up for his celebration as I have just come back to GA from my Mother-in –law’s funeral on Monday, but I will be there in spirit and do what I can to help.

    Love you all, Greg & Patty, Andrew & Joshua Johns

  • I always admired how Wayne accepted and treated Chris’s son Cody & daughter Mandy as his own. Also what a great relationship he had as a grandfather to Mandy’s two precious daughters Heaven & Reagan. Our family will miss his fun kind generous loving personality. Prayers for God’s blessings for his family loved ones & friends during this very difficult time of sorrow. 🙏🙏🙏 Aunt Cheryle & family

  • The Wayne Nicol family and loved ones. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that friends and loved ones share in the loss of one so dear. We have been in Wayne’s life for seventeen year and loved and respected him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. Sincerely, love Suzanne (Sue) and Steve Henwood