Robert "Big Bob" Phillip Nichols

Whittemore, Michigan
June 27, 1940 - November 21, 2019

Visitations

Bob's family will welcome friends and neighbors at the church Saturday morning, December 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.

Service Location

Whittemore Baptist Church, 210 North Bullock Street, Whittemore, Michigan 48770

Services

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Whittemore Baptist Church, 210 North Bullock Street, Whittemore, Michigan 48770. Pastor Dan O'Brien will officiate. Military honors will be rendered at the church. Bob will be laid to rest in the spring next to his wife, Eleanor in Richland Township Cemetery in Prescott, Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Obituary Notice

Robert “Big Bob” P. Nichols, age 79, of Whittemore, Michigan passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan.
Bob was born June 27, 1940 in West Branch, Michigan to the late Robert Samuel and Sylvia Belle (Trotter) Nichols. He married Eleanor Ecker and together they raised Robert and Kelly. Bob enlisted in the United States ARMY August 14, 1963 and served honorably until his discharge August 7, 1965. Upon discharge, he began a long time career with United States Gypsum Company as a front end loader until his retirement. Bob enjoyed hunting in his spare time.
Bob is survived by his son, Robert Clifton Nichols of Oscoda, Michigan; daughter, Kelly Jean Nichols of Whittemore, Michigan; brothers Clifton (MaryLou) Nichols, Harland (Susan) Nichols, Willie (Sandy) Nichols; sister, LulaBelle Short; grandson, Rob Nichols; three great grandchildren; life partner, Doris Nickell; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; grandson, Steven Nichols.
According to Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Whittemore Baptist Church, 210 North Bullock Street, Whittemore, Michigan 48770. Pastor Daniel O’Brien will officiate. Military honors will be rendered at the church under the direction of the Hale Area Honor Guard. Bob’s family will welcome friends and neighbors at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial at 11:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest in the spring of 2020 in Richland Township Cemetery, Prescott, Michigan with his wife, Eleanor. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Cemetery

Richland Township Cemetery

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