"Bob" Robert Eldon Nuzum Sr., "Bob," age 95, died on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at St. Anne Mercy Hospital, Toledo, Ohio.
Bob was born June 11, 1916 in Fairmont, West Virginia to Ernest Cole Nuzum and Mavia May Mary (Johnson) Nuzum.
Bob Served in the U.S. Navy in Washington DC during WWII where he married Martha Del Lemmon in 1945.
He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946, when they left DC to start raising a family in Alton, Illinois and then in 1954 to Sylvania, OH where they have resided ever since.
He was a Technical Illustrator for O-I until retirement June 30, 1981.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; first wife of 27 years and mother of his children, Martha Nuzum; brothers Willard, Noel and John; sisters, Mildred Henry, Martha Green and Sara Dodd.
He is survived by wife, Helen (Place) Nuzum; children, Robert (Connie) Jr., Sue Lynne (Jim) MacFarlane, Michael (Sandy), Jeffrey (Dianna) and Scott (Joanne) Nuzum; 44 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sister, Wilda Musgrove.
Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, Ohio on Sunday, November 27th from 3 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 28th at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4207 W. Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio.
Interment to follow with military honors at Toledo Memorial Park. The family suggests contributions in Bob's name to Adopt American Network, 1500 North Superior, Suite 303, Toledo, Ohio 43604.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com