Columbus, Ind., farrier Richard Gary “R.G.” Nolan died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Columbus Regional Hospital. He was 73.
Before retirement he was self-employed as a farrier for 35-plus years. He obtained his farrier science degree at the University of Tennessee. In earlier years he trained horses and worked with the mounted patrol in Washington, D.C., shoeing their horses.
He loved blacksmithing, creating things out of horseshoes. He enjoyed volunteering and shod and cared for the horses at Sycamore Hills Girls Scout Camp in Ashland, Tenn.
There will be visitation hours from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 27 followed by a Masonic service at 7:00 at Norman Funeral Home in Hope, Ind. There will be visitation hours from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 at Spring Hill Funeral Home in Nashville, Tenn. Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a graveside service at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Girls Scouts of Middle, Tenn., 4522 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204 or Saddle Up, 1549 Old Hillsboro, Nashville, TN 37069.