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Robert Nowlin

Robert Ervin Nowlin

Sunday, December 16th, 1934 - Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert Ervin Nowlin, 85 ½, of Salem, Virginia, passed away to be in his ultimate comfort zone with Jesus and his wife, Martha, of 50 years on Monday, August 24, 2020, just in time to celebrate her birthday.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ervin and Mae Nowlin of Blacksburg, Virginia.

His surviving family includes his children, Ann (Jim) Blankenship and Debbie (Jeff) Anderson; grandchildren, Jason (Tammy) Glass, Heather (Tim) Hartman, Wendy (Austin) Warren, Jamie Welch, and Sarah Blankenship; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Alyssa, Matthew, Alex, Hudson, Sierra, Carolyn, and Abigail; siblings, Betty, Kitty, Billie, Gay, Linda, Jackie, Tommy, and Bonnie; numerous nieces and nephews; and one special aunt, Ruth Sowers, of Cambria, Virginia.

Special thanks is extended to the staff of the Salem VA Medical Center, HBPC, and Gentle Shepherd Hospice for the amazing care in his final days.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Virginia. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020, in the funeral home’s chapel with brother-in-law, Richard Britt, officiating. Interment with military funeral honors will take place at Westview Cemetery in Blacksburg, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to your local veterans program and/or the Salem Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.


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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 28th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, August 28th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    Address
    305 Roanoke Blvd.
    Salem, VA 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Brother-In-Law, Richard Britt
  • Interment

    Friday, August 28th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 28th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Westview Cemetery
    Address
    723 East Roanoke Street
    Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Betty

Posted at 07:55pm
Dear Ann , Debbie, and all family members,
Words cannot express how very sorry Richard and I (Betty) are over the loss of dear Bob. He was a true friend and a good man so his loss will be felt for a long time. We are not able to tell you this in person, but please know that we share in your grieving. As I was always the one to answer the telephone, I shall miss Bob saying "I love you". When I said it back, he always said "I love you more". Once, I decided to outfox Bob so I replied "I love you more than the world and the universe". Bob paused and then said "Ah, but I love you more". That memory comforts me and makes me smile as I hope it brings a smile to you as well. Please take care. Praying that the good Lord will bring comfort to all of you . Love,
Richard and Betty Smith
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