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Robert Dean Nesbitt

March 27, 1948 — March 3, 2024



Robert Dean Nesbitt, son of the late Jewell Dean and Myrtle (Collins) Nesbitt, was born March 27, 1948, in West Plains, Missouri.  He entered his eternal rest on March 3, 2024, with his family by his side.

After graduating high school, Bob worked at Green Giant in Belvedere, Illinois, and then joined the United States Army and served two years during the Vietnam War.  When he returned to Missouri, he worked several different jobs and eventually began farming, logging, owned and drove a bulk milk truck and transported RV Trailers before retiring.

In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards with his dear friends.  He also liked watching old westerns and bull riding.

Robert married Joyce Collins on June 24, 1973.  He greatly loved and enjoyed his family.  He especially cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Joyce, his grandparents, Chester and Sybil Collins, Uncles, Kenneth, Kermit, and Elza Collins, his daughter-in-law, Tammy Cudworth, and two brothers-in-law, Lawrence Bean and James Stowers.

Robert is survived by three sons, Tom Cudworth and Kim of Harrison, Arkansas, Wesley Cudworth of Norwood, Missouri, and Travis Nesbitt and his wife, Angela, of Springfield, Missouri, one daughter, Lesa Murrell of Willow Springs, Missouri, three sisters, Betty Bean of Union, Missouri, Kay Woods and her husband, Harold, of West Plains, Missouri, and Evelyn “Evie” McCracken and her husband, David, of Flippin, Arkansas, six grandchildren, Shannon, Sarah, Brianna, Brooke, Aubrey, and Carsen, five great-grandchildren, Ragen, Jade, Faith, Bailee, and Garrett, and many other relatives, neighbors, and friends who will greatly miss him. 

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Monday, March 11, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Willow Springs # 2 Church

AH Highway, Vanzant, MO

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