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Michael William Nigh

February 19, 1942 — March 19, 2024

Brownsburg

Michael William Nigh

Michael William Nigh, 82, of Brownsburg, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Brownsburg Healthcare in Brownsburg.

Mike was born on February 19, 1942, in Indianapolis. He was the son of Robert William and Ruth Elizabeth (Waltermire) Nigh.  On June 29, 1962, Mike married his wife of 62 years, Judy Ann Weber and she survives.

Mike is also survived by two sons, Douglas William Nigh of Pittsboro and Matthew Wayne Nigh of Jamestown; and his brother, Stephen Brett Nigh and wife, Sue,  of New Palestine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his nephew, Brett Andrew Nigh.

Mike graduated from Morristown High School in 1960 and from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in 1965.  He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity while at GMI.  He worked at Allison Transmission in Speedway, Indiana, for over 47 years.   Early in Mike’s career he had a 5-year assignment in Maryland and a 4-year assignment in the Netherlands.  While working for Allison, Mike traveled much of the world.  After moving back to Indiana and later in his career, Mike completed a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University.

He had many interests and adventures during his life which included scuba diving, golfing, sculling at Eagle Creek, running marathons and racing open-wheeled Midget cars in NAMARS and USAC.  Mike made numerous scuba diving trips to the Caribbean plus a diving trip to Palau.   The highlight of his short (10 year) racing career was participating in the once-a-year Chili Bowl event in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.  He had many dear friends from high school and college, his career at Allison Transmission, and from his various interests whom he kept in contact with his entire life.  Mike loved life and truly enjoyed all of his interests.

Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm, Monday, March 25, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St., in Morristown.

Funeral services will follow at 1 pm, Monday, at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Appalachian Project, PO Box 55911, Lexington, KY 40555-5911.

Online condolences may be shared with Mike’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, March 25, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory

124 E North St, Morristown, IN 46161

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 25, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory

124 E North St, Morristown, IN 46161

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