Robert Nelms

2 entries | 1 photo
  • "So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and..."
    - T Griffin
  • "I send my sincere condolences to the entire Nelms family. ..."
    - Faye Cordle Keenan
The Guest Book is expired.

Born January 20, 1942 in Newport News, Virginia, passed away, April 17, 2015 after a prolonged illness, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his Mother-Virginia Bell Newsom Nelms, Step Mother-Dorothy White Nelms, and Father-Nowell Darden Nelms. He is survived by his Wife-Debora Cline Nelms, Son-Michael Robert Nelms and wife-Sara, Brother-Nowell Darden Nelms Jr. and wife-Jackie, Brother- Chandler Nelms and wife-Emily and numerous Nieces, Nephews and Great Nieces and Great Nephews. He graduated from Auburn University in 1968 with an Industrial Engineering Degree. After Retiring from Eglin AFB in 1981, Robert and Debora spent 2 years cruising the Gulf and East Coasts in their 31 ft. sailboat. After returning to the area in 1983, they built their own home, purchased a 38 ft. power boat and spent many years cruising around the Gulf Coast. He retired from Civil Service at Eglin AFB in 1997. In lieu of Flowers, please make donations to Save Our Cats and Kittens at 498 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, phone 850-863-5756.

Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at

Funeral Home
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 864-3361
Funeral Home Details
Send Flowers
Published on from Apr. 20 to May 3, 2015
Funeral Home Details
Fort Walton Beach, FL   (850) 864-3361
funeral home direction icon