It is sad to report the passing of our Shipmate MCPO Bob Nissley
MCPO Bob Nissley passed away on Wednesday, February 22 at Covenant Hospice in Panama City Fl with his loving daughter, Valarie by his side.
Bob served in the Navy for 32 years retiring in 1978. Highlighting his distinguished career, served in conventional and nuclear submarines, Chief of the Boat SSBN-618. A combat veteran of Vietnam, Bob served with the Naval Special Warfare UDT/Seal for many years, was Master Chief of Naval Amphibious Force Atlantic Fleet, NSW Liaison Officer at Fort Bragg and a key member of the US Navy Pistol Team.
After retirement he was employed with Textron Marine Systems and retired as President of Bell Avon.
Among numerous military awards and distinguished badges are Legion of Merit, three Bronze Stars with combat “V”, Silver Submarine Dolphins, Gold Navy Parachute Wings, Navy Scuba Diver/Navy Combat Craft Command Badge and Vietnam Parachute Wings.
He is survived by two daughters, Valarie and Vanessa Nissley, sister JoAnn Cunningham (Gib), as well as his niece and nephews, great nieces and nephews all who filled his life with great joy.
Memorial service was held on Tuesday, February 28, Southerland Funeral Home, Panama City, FL. Final resting with military honors in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lander, WY next to his grandfather.