Ira Nicholas

Ira A. "Nick" Nicholas

FRAZEYSBURG: Ira A. "Nick" Nicholas, 82, of Zanesville, Ohio died Friday morning March 28, 2014 at The Oaks at Bethesda in Zanesville.

Born December 1, 1931 in Clay, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Robert and Martha (McKinney) Nicholas and he was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Nicholas was retired from the Muskingum County Highway Department and he was a former employee of Ohio Ferro Alloy. He was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church and he volunteered at Becket House, Adams Lane Care Center of several other nursing facilities.

Surviving is his wife, Marilyn A. (Auker) (Russell) Nicholas whom he married October 30, 2010; four sons, Robert Nicholas of Chillicothe, Ohio, Rocky Nicholas of Crooksville, Ohio, Randy (Kathleen Weaver) Nicholas of Zanesville and Ronnie Nicholas of Columbus, Ohio; four step children, Mary (Brandon Osborn) Russell, Morgan (Matt Cozad) Russell, Devon Russell and Justin Russell, all of New Lexington, Ohio; his mother in-law, Margie Auker of New Lexington; three brothers in-laws and sisters in-law, Judy (John) Moffett of Ashland, Ohio, Lori Tokie and Dianne (David Berry) Van Matre, both of New Lexington; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Ira A. Nicholas, Jr; a wife, Mavis Lenora (Hambrick) Nicholas who died in 1978; a wife, Cathy (Bennett) Nicholas who died in 2006; a brother, Hesicar Nicholas and a sister, Florence Potts.

Calling hours will be 6 to 8pm Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, 110 West Third Street.

Funeral services will be 10:00am Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Ballmer officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Table, 28 South 6th Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

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Published in the Times Recorder on Mar. 29, 2014