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04/21/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Robert Nelms

Robert Edwin Nelms
(20 Jan 1942 - 17 Apr 2015)

Hampton High School Class of  1960

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Robert Nelms, Hampton HS Class of 1960, brother of Darden Nelms (Hampton HS - '58) of FL and     Chandler Nelms (Hampton HS - '63) of MD, passed away in Florida on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the age of 73. He was the brother-in-law of  Jackie Veneris Nelms (Hampton HS - '59) of FL.


From the Daily Press - 04/21/15:

                  Robert Edwin Nelms
      NEWPORT NEWS - Robert Nelms, 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.

Robert Nelms

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 View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on April 21, 2015,

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April 21, 2015, 11:07 AM

  The Staff Of Emerald Coast Funeral Home lit a candle in memory of Robert Nelms.

~ The Staff of Emerald Coast Funeral Home, Florida


April 21, 2015
  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

~ Beverly Hochmuth

April 21, 2015
  Cindy and David Ehrhardt lit a candle in memory of Robert Nelms.

~ Cindy and David Ehrhardt

April 21, 2015

  Joy lit a candle in memory of Robert Nelms

~ Joy

April 21, 2015
  I send my sincere condolences to the entire Nelms family. We had such fun growing up in Hampton and being in the wonderful Hampton High School Class of 1960 - Go Crabbers! Sounds like the good life and times didn't stop in Hampton and I'm thrilled for the happy times that kept on keeping on!

Rest in peace from your fellow Crabbers and friends. God bless your family as they mourn your passing and rejoice in the happy times.

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Nelms family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Words by Edward Hopper (1816-1888)
Music by John E. Gould (1822-1875)

 Jesus Savior, pilot me over life's tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal;
Chart and compass came from Thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will, when Thou say'st to them "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar,
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest; then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee."

"And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea.
Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."

- Mark 4:39

"Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 01/21/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03     

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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