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H. Robert Nichols

September 10, 1924 ~ February 17, 2019 (age 94)

H. Robert Nichols (Bob), age 94, passed away at his home in Orlando, Florida on February 17, 2019 surrounded by his family.  He was born September 10, 1924 in Hoxie, Kansas.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Pearl Nichols, who he met on a blind date. He is also survived by his daughter Sue Russell, son-in-law Mark, two granddaughters Kimberly (John McKay) and Kristin (Cameron Powell) and three great-grandchildren, Jack, Nathan and Kate McKay.  He was preceded in death by his infant son Steven Robert.

Bob left the University of Kansas to serve his country in World War II with the Army Air Corps, but he returned to finish his degree in Accounting once the war ended.  He then worked for Farmers Insurance Group for over 40 years.  He lived in Colorado Springs; Aurora, Illinois; Los Angeles; San Diego and finally moved to Orlando, Florida in 1996 to be near his daughter and family. Bob was an active member and served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church Orlando.  Bob accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and is now in the presence of his Lord. 

Bob will be laid to rest at 10:00am, Thursday, February 28th at Parker-Highland Cemetery in Parkerville, Kansas.  Condolences can be left at

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