Gary W. Nicholas

Passed away  February 4, 2017

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Gary Wayne Nicholas went by many names, Husband, Dad, Father, Bear, Pawpaw, Papa Gary, Pops, Friend, Amigo, and Compadre. He was an incredible man who touched so many lives. He was a man s man who raised a horde of children and grandchildren with unconditional love. Gary liked to take part in community and to help others. He never met a stranger. He was a man of honor.

In Llano, Gary loved to take part in the Acts Retreats, helping out at Thrift Town, visiting with everyone while working the beer tent at the Crawfish Festival, and annual church chicken dinners. Gary s other hobbies included ice cream, cars, hunting, camping, woodworking, puzzles, cooking and he really loved negotiating a deal. We should definitely toss in his love of a good story and humor too.

He will be missed by everyone who knew him and even more by those that knew him well.

Gary Nicholas was born and raised in McPherson, Kansas and later moved to Texas in 1970 where he spent most of his time in Beaumont, Port Arthur, and landed in Llano. In addition to his many friends, and lives he has touched, Gary is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Prue (Vivian) Nicholas, his five children and ten grandchildren. Michelle Nicholas Trevino and husband Tony of Port Arthur, Texas and their two children Madison and Trevor. Mike Nicholas and wife Karen of Austin, Texas and their three children Amanda, Grace, and Cara. Kevin Judice of Half Moon Bay, California and his two children Ben and Theo. Michelle Witcher and her husband Will Clarke of Dallas, Texas and their two children Andrew and Jack Henry. Nicole Campbell and her husband Scot of Norman, Oklahoma and their daughter Abigail.

He is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Madge Nicholas.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel in Llano, Tx.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Llano City Cemetery with George Lillard officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest donating to national parks foundation or helping sponsor an individual to attend an Acts Retreat.

Click Here For the obituary at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, Llano, TX site.