Robert “Bob” “Bobby” Lee Nicholson, 70, of Randolph County, IN, passed away in his home on August 25, 2022, surrounded by love. Robert, born to Ellen Hughes and Lee Nicholson, Jr., lived most of his life in Wayne County. Over the years he worked for several employers including McDonald’s, Dick Hill & Sons Electrical Contractors, as a rose cutter for E. G. Hill Co. & J. H. Hill Co., and as a grinder for Richmond Casting Company. Among Bob’s most favorite hobbies, he enjoyed time in the kitchen, his tomato plants, being in and the preservation of the outdoors, fishing and hunting, cartoons of the past, and was drawn to the mysteries of outer space – enjoying science-fiction, including several of the Star Trek series. Above anything else, Bob cherished the time he spent with his family.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Stephanie (Robby Tummers) Nicholson of Randolph Co., IN, and Kristen (Robin) Kriz of Hagerstown, IN; grandchildren Naya Tummers and Zivon Kriz; sisters Charlotte Thomas of Broken Bow, OK, Sharon (Jeff) Riley of Richmond, IN, Dawn (Scott) Harvey of Orleans, IN, and Lee Ann Nicholson Eadler of Richmond, IN; parent Jamie Frech of Richmond, IN; many aunts and uncles including Kay and Bill Farmer, John Kelley, Brenda Hughes, and Mary Shook; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Nicholson, Jr., Ellen and Robert Sterling, his brother, James “Jimmy”, his sister Kimberly “Kim” (Walker), several aunts and uncles, and his most beloved basset hound Buster.

At his request, no service will be held before his cremation. The family plans to hold a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, plant a tree in his memory – this may be done personally or through the Arbor Day Foundation, or give to a local organization such as Hayes Arboretum or Cope Environmental Center.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mark Murray, many of the staff of Reid Health – especially those he encountered on 4 East, 5 East, and ARU; Rosebud Village; as well as Morgan D., RN, Dr. Wegg, Dr. DeSantis, the staff of Reid Health Hospice, and the staff of Community Family Funeral Home.

With his way of life, this quote seems most fitting, “Death is that state in which one exists only in the memory of others… which is why it is not an end. No goodbyes. Just good memories. Hailing frequencies closed, sir.”

Community Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.  Send online condolences to the family via the guestbook at