A Celebration of Life for Robert "Bob" Alexander Nesbit Jr., 81, of Anniston, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 3708 Knollwood Drive, Anniston. Mr. Nesbit passed away unexpectedly on March 16, 2013, while visiting his daughter in California, due to a Hemorrhagic Stroke. Born in Phila, Pa., he graduated from Haddon Heights High School, NJ. He enjoyed playing darts, bowling, golf and football. Working as a machinist at DuPont in Gibbstown, N.J., he bumped into his soon to be wife, Carole. They married in October 1955. They moved their family to Anniston, in 1968, setting up the Butterfly Division at Dressor Manufacturing and Gadsden Military and Defense. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Berlin Crisis, serving on the U.S. McNair. Continued serving via the Coast Guard Reserve at the Warrior River station until he retired. He graduated from JSU in 1976 with degree in Business Management. He enjoyed working with the Anniston High School Band as serving as Band Booster President in early 70s while his daughters were in band. He worked with fundraising for the first Mexico City Music Festival trip in 1972. Bob also enjoyed working with the Football and Baseball for Youth sport programs with his sons. While retired, he kept busy with part time sales jobs, including Hot Hands, Southern Filters and lastly delivering newspapers for the Anniston Star, being honored as a top deliverer. Officially retiring this past September 2012. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert A. Nesbit Sr.; his mother, Margaret Price Nesbit, and his brother, Kenyon G. Nesbit Sr., of New Jersey. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carole Human Nesbit and five children, Deborah, Patti, Robert, Robin and Donald; eight grandchildren, Robert Miles Jr., and Robyn Morgan, Kain, Karson and Kameron Nesbit, Mathew Chamblee, Dan Caldwell and Landon Nesbit, one great-granddaughter, Eden Miles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the JSU Foundation - Music Department, Jacksonville, Alabama.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 21, 2013