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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.

Name Branch of Service Dates of Service UWSS Class/Staff Date of Death
Andrews,  James H. "Hoot" Navy 1944-1974   10 Oct 2008
Arens,  William "Bill" Hodgson USCG 1960-1986 11/60 1 Jun 2010
Badger,  Patrick Navy 1944-1976 70-72 26 Jul 2008
Barber, Morris "Lee" Navy 1943-1964 1958-1962 27 Dec 2016
Barlow,  Daniel A. Navy 1951-1959 2/56 11 Jun 2011
Bartleson, John D. Navy 1954-1984   12 Oct 2016
Becker,  James J. Navy 1956-1982 7/61 3/67 15 Sep 2008
Bennett,  Jack Navy   9/62 23 Aug 2009
Biddle,  Thomas Owens USMC 1959-1965 9/60 6 Mar 2012
Boehm,  Roy Navy 1941-1971   8 Jan 2009
Byers,  Dow Navy 1951-1971 62-67 17 Sep 1990
Callahan,  John F. Jr Navy   6/61 26 Nov 2009
Chaisson,  Frank Navy 1951-1961 2/60 26 Dec 2007
Checote, Don Navy 1943-1965   9 Oct 2016
Clark,  A. Dee Navy   9/59  69-73 8 Sep 2012
Clark, Robert "Doc" Navy   10/64 6 Aug 2016
D’Angelo,  Joseph "Doc" Navy     15 Jan 2001
Darlington,  Robert Leroy Navy   7/63 4 Nov 2008
Eckert,  John George Navy   5/61 31 Aug 1981
Ford, Lesley Wade Navy 1955-75 2/62 5 Jun 2013
Foster,  Jerry Navy   2/61 21 Apr 2010
Godwin,  Frank J. Navy 1944-1964 55 12 Mar 2012
Hazelwood,  James Navy     1 Jun 2004
Hoverkamp, John Frederick Navy   9/63 27 Jan 2013
Hunter,  Ted Navy     25 Dec 2010
Kappesser,  Frank Navy     4 Sep 2004
Lagan, Alfred A. Navy 1956-1959 10/56 23 Jul 2013
Lively, Richard Navy 56 12 Jun 2013
Lynch,  John "Jack" Jr Navy 1960-1982 6/63 15 Feb 2010
MacKenzie,  Robert B. "Jock" USMC   6/57 21 Sep 2010
Marshall, Frank Navy   65 1 Jan 1983
McCraw, Paul Lylton Navy     6 Feb 2014
Mickelson  Larry Navy   1/65 13 Jan 2006
Murphy,  Michael John Navy 1952-1975 4/63 26 Aug 2009
Nealy, Richard C.
"PeeWee"
Navy   60/63 8 July 1986
Bob Nissley Navy 1949-1979   22 Feb 2017
Noble,  James Navy     14 May 2008
Rabbitt,  John Francis Navy   67 10 Oct 2007
Reinbolt,  Henry Jack Navy 1948-1970   19 Jun 2010
Rider, Burton E. Navy 1938-1960 54/57 3 Mar 2003
Rundquist,  Peter A. "Swede" USAF 1948-1970   11 Apr 2011
Schaible,  David L. Navy 1944-1981   9 Aug 1988
Shouse, Robert W. Navy 1943-1966 55-58 64-66 15 April 2016
Short, Richard "Dick" Navy     19 Feb 2014
Shray,  Joseph D. Navy 1945-1965 55 22 Jan 2007
Tornbloom,  Per-Erik"Swede" Navy     27 Nov 2009
Vigare,  Lenote M. USAF 1947-1978 5/61 20 May 2011
Zipp,  George Navy   4/55 3 Feb 2011