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Robert (Bob) E. Nugent

January 3, 1940 September 16, 2019
Robert (Bob) E.  Nugent
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Robert (Bob) E. Nugent age 79 passed away Monday September 16th, 2019 from a long battle with Emphysema. Robert was born January 3, 1940 son of Paul and Velma (Benham) Nugent in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Bob graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids with the class of 1957. He soon after graduation enlisted in the Air Force and served with the 97th Air Refueling Squadron (KC-97G).
After the service he reunited with buddies Dick W. and Kenny M. Bob relocated to sunny Southern California during the wild times of the 1960’s and 70’s. Bob was employed with H.R. Textron in Sylmar California for 30 years as a lead C.N.C. Machinist. He and friends hustled pool tournaments in the Los Angeles area and took away so many trophies that he would just give them away. With his first wife Bobby (divorced), he had two wonderful twin daughters Debbie and Diane. With this marriage he also became a step dad to son Chuck Steel. Some of the special places he went with Debbie and Diane were to San Francisco, Queen Mary, and to Iowa for family visits.
He then met second wife Thea, and to this union he was step dad to daughter Corrina “Corky”. They were married for 28 years until her death in 2015. He really enjoyed playing pool, table tennis, bowling, etc. and was referred to as a King of leisure sports, with a fancy for classic cars, casinos and of course Budweiser beer. Bob was a proud member of the American Legion Post #21 in McMinnville Oregon. Bob loved to travel, after retirement he purchased an RV and traveled the United States. In the last few years Bob had made him home in Amity, OR. We were fortunate to have his son-in-law Charlie to take such great care of him.
Bob was preceded in death by his twin brother William (Bill) Nugent, parents Paul and Velma Nugent, wife Thea Nugent, and step-daughter Corky McClean. He is survived by his younger brother Richard (Rick) and wife Deb Nugent, Vinton IA, his daughters Debbie (Charlie) Smith, Diane (Dave) Holder of Arizona, son-in-law Charlie McClean of Amity, and step son Chuck Steel. He is also survived by six grandchildren Amanda, Nathan, David Jr., Jennifer, Elijah and Shealyn, along with five great grandchildren Tatum, Karter, Sophie, Nathan Jr, and Jaxson, and niece Rachel.
Bob was a man of many noble qualities, we all learned many things from him. He will be remembered forever. We will always miss his saying to us at the end of a conversation or note of “Hang in there”. A celebration of life internment service at Evergreen Memorial park cemetery in McMinnville Oregon will be scheduled at a later time.

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Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

8000 North Hwy 99W
McMinnville, OR 97128

8000 North Hwy 99W McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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