Nicholas J. Mathis, 30, of Columbus, died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital.

Nicholas had a big heart for children. He enjoyed coaching his daughter’s basketball and baseball games. Nicholas had a passion for derby car racing along with building and working on derby cars.

His legacy will live on as he was an organ donor. His unselfish decision to become a donor has already helped numerous people in need.

Following the family’s wishes, cremation is planned. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at The Ridge, 2800 Bonnell Road, Columbus, IN, 47203.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Mathis family at

Nicholas was born March 16, 1987, to Michael and Joyce Tolen Mathis in Columbus, Indiana.

Survivors include daughters, Tara Johnson, Storm Sage; father, Michael Mathis, all of Columbus; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Mathis on February 27, 2017.

Arrangements entrusted to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.