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Robert L. Nalin, age 83 of Thomasville, GA,  passed away peacefully on Saturday (December 5, 2015) at his home.

Robert was born in Jasper, Indiana on February 3, 1932 to Cletus P. and Mildred B. (Burch) Nalin.  He Maureen P. Harvey, on May 25, 1966, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Dublin, Ireland. 

He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force during  the Korean Conflict, and was assigned to classified mission projects. He was a graduate of Jasper High School, and attended Oklahoma State University, and  Joy’s Business School in Thomasville, GA.

For over 50 years he owned and operated Thomasville Chemical Products Company, as manufacturer, distributor and later, repackager of laundry and beauty supplies.  His customers knew him affectionately as the “Bleach Man.”

Bob was a family man. He loved sports,  particularly  baseball,  softball, and basketball. He was an ace pitcher for the Knights of Columbus in Jasper, Indiana, and the Air Force, where he pitched no- hitters in the National League. He played for the Warner Brother’s team in the YMCA Men’s Softball League, in Thomasville.  He was Assistant Scoutmaster for Troup 333 in Thomasville, and an avid Braves fan.


Wife of nearly 50 years;

Maureen Nalin, Thomasville, GA


Monica Brady and husband Terry, Macon, GA


Vincent Nalin and wife KIm, Atlanta, GA

Six Grandchildren;

Rachel Leyton; Victoria, Kellie and Julia Nalin; Suzanna and Allyson Brady

One Great-Grandchild;

Noah Leyton

Three Sisters;

Dorothy Wigand and husband Anthony, Ireland, IN

Marge Martin, Jasper, IN

Janice Niehaus and husband Tom, Ferdinand, IN

Two Brothers;

William Nalin, Evansville, IN

Tom Nalin and wife LaDonna, Evansville, IN

Nieces and Nephews

Preceding him in death was one sister, Shirley Wigand.

Funeral services for Robert L. Nalin will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday (December 10, 2015) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper, IN.  The VFW Post #673 will conduct military graveside rites.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00am service time on Thursday (December 10, 2015) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or a favorite charity.

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