Robert L. Nalin, 83, Thomasville, Georgia

Robert NalinRobert L. Nalin, 83, of Thomasville, Georgia, died Saturday (December 5) at his home. He was born in Jasper February 3, 1932, to Cletus P. and Mildred B. (Burch) Nalin. He married Maureen P. Harvey, May 25, 1966, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Dublin, Ireland.

Robert was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served in the Korean Conflict, assigned to classified mission projects. He was a graduate of Jasper High School and attended Oklahoma State Universit7y and Joy’s Business School in Thomasville, Georgia. For over 50 years he owned and operated Thomasville Chemical Products Company, as manufacturer, distributor and repackager of laundry and beauty supplies. His customers knew him affectionately as the “Bleach Man.” He loved sports, particularly baseball, softball, and basketball. He was a pitcher for the Knights of Columbus in Jasper and in the Air Force where he pitched a number of no-hitters. He played for the Warner Brothers team in the YMCA Men’s Softball League in Thomasville. He was an assistant scoutmaster for Troup No. 333 in Thomasville and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Maureen Nalin; one daughter, Monica Brady and husband Terry, Thomasville; one son, Vincent Nalin and wife Kim, Atlanta; six grandchildren, Rachel Leyton, Victoria, Kellie, and Julia Nalin, and Suzanna and Allyson Brady; one great-son, Noah Leyton; three sisters, Dorothy Wigand and husband Anthony, Ireland, Marge Martin, Jasper, and Janice Niehaus and husband Tom, Ferdinand; two brothers, William Nalin and Tom Nalin and wife LaDonna, all of Evansville; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Wigand.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post No. 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

 

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