David Allan Nice

July 5, 1941 - May 2, 2021
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David Allan Nice age 79, of Lima and formerly of Troy, Michigan passed away 9:15 a.m., Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Care Core of Lima. He was born July 5, 1941 in Lima to the late George Walter and Ada Liolynn (Dixon) Nice.
Dave grew up in Lima and was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was a 1959 graduate of Lima Senior and received a mechanical engineering degree from Ohio Northern University in 1965. He enjoyed working on cars, hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, golf and bowling. He had been the pit crew for grand prix corvette racing back in the day. He retired from General Motors Tech Center as a design engineer in Michigan. Shortly after he began working there, he continued his love of Corvettes, buying a brand new 1967, 427.
Survivors include a brother Dick (Linda) Nice of Lima; 2 nieces and a nephew Nicole Nice Helmick (Brent), Tricia Nice Dilworth (Rich) and Marc Nice (Lacy) and 11 great nieces and nephews: Coner, Mason and Hayden Helmick, Cal, Brynne, Lydia, Dawson, Whittaker and Vivian Dilworth, Logan and Ian Nice.
The family will receive friends 9:30 Saturday, May 15, 2021 and funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Pastor Kris Browning and Dr. Daniel Messner officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association the NRA or Shawnee Alliance Building Fund.

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Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 12:20 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 10:30 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Memorial Park Cemetery


Lima, Ohio 45806

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Born: July 5, 1941
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mike divito posted on 5/7/21

Dave was a wonderful friend. We had many good times together including hunting, dirt bike riding and many weekends "up nort" at the octagon in Benzie county. His great personality resulted in many friendships, Everybody Dave met (male and female) instantly became his friend because of his personality. You will be missed Dave, love you buddy. Mike DiVito


terry brennan posted on 5/4/21

Dave was a fun guy. I played golf in a league at maple golf course with him. Great times.


Mike Andrews posted on 5/4/21

It saddened me to learn of the passing of Dave. I first met Dave in 1973 at the GM Tech Center. We formed a friendship lasting for almost 50 years. I roomed with Dave at his home in Sterling Heights for 5 years and bonded a friendship and respect for one another that never wavered. We both had a love of golf, tennis, and of course, Corvettes. I have so many fond memories of our trips to Hilton Head Island and Northern Michigan. And of course Corvettes, Farthing St. In Sterling Heights was always a hub of car activity. Dave, my dear friend, you will be sadly missed, but always in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace my friend and may God Bless you. .