Marshall Wayne Nichols, 57, of Loganville, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 28th, 2020. Marshall is survived by his mother, Geraldine Jackson Nichols; his 3 sons, Shannon Nichols and his wife Joanna, and Brandon Nichols, both from his first marriage to Theresa DeArmon, and Cameron Nichols from his second marriage to Beth Komorech; his grandchildren Payten Nichols and Kennedy Nichols; his siblings Angelyn George, Wanda Phillips and Ronnie Nichols; many beloved nieces and nephews; countless friends, all of whom he considered to be close.
Marshall was a native of Atlanta, GA, but lived most of his life in Suwanee and Lawrenceville, GA. Marshall attended Peachtree High School before going to work as a roofing contractor and becoming owner/operator of Reliance Roofing.
Marshall was known by everyone who knew him to be a huge Dale Sr., Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Bulldogs fan, and many weekend afternoons were dedicated to little more than switching between NASCAR races and football games. (He’d be quick to note that he was always happy to see Tech win too, just as long as they weren’t playing UGA.)
In years gone by, Marshall loved to work hard and play harder and spent many days riding motorcycles and go-karts, camping, playing with fireworks, and going to concerts and sporting events with his boys as well as his and their friends. As time caught up to him and his body no longer allowed some of those things, Marshall could still be found most days either outside listening to classic rock music and the sounds of the world around him, or inside watching old comedy movies, westerns, or re-runs of Andy Griffith, MASH and Gunsmoke.
Always happy to have company but never wanting to take up too much space, Marshall’s wishes were to be cremated and for his loved ones to have a celebration of his life lived rather than a funeral to commemorate his passing. An appropriate time and place will be determined and details disseminated in the near future.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
The Shepherd Center, who had Marshall roofing again when he wasn’t supposed to even walk, and set the standard for what he thought healthcare should always be, for anyone:
https://www.shepherd.org/giving/charitable-giving (please designate ‘Spinal Cord Injury Program Support’) OR, The American Cancer Society ; https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html
OR, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ; https://www.choa.org/donors-and-volunteers/ways-to-give
Condolences may be sent to or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, “A Family Company” 120 Scenic Hwy Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411 has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Reposted courtesy of Wages Funeral Home.