August Robert Nilson
January 29, 1927 – September 7, 2019
August Robert Nilson, 92, of Varina passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 after complications of heart disease. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Rebecca Jane Jenkins Nilson. He is survived by his daughter, Jane Ellen Adams (Bill); son, Robert Bruce Nilson (Sheila); and grandson, Robert Adams. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II. He worked as a salesman for Cavanaugh Corporation and B. T. Crump. He was branch manager in Greensboro, NC for B. T. Crump in 1958. He was a faithful Lions Club member for 50 years and received the highest Lions Club achievement, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He was also awarded Lion of the Year, Perfect Attendance and served as President of the Varina Lions Club. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 10, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 11, at 10 a.m. at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church, 2950 New Market Rd., Henrico, VA 23231. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Four Mile Creek Church Children’s Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsenrichmond.com.
- He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Rebecca Jane Jenkins Nilson. He is survived by his daughter, Jane Ellen Adams (Bill); son, Robert Bruce Nilson (Sheila); and grandson, Robert Adams.
- Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Interment Wednesday, September 11, 2019
August Robert Nilson
September 9, 2019
We'll miss you Uncle Bobby. So many fond memories that I can't narrow it down to any one. Your sense of humor up to and including the last time I saw you in the hospital was nothing short of remarkable. We love you!
September 8, 2019
Uncle Bobby was my favorite uncle. My fondest memories were of him and my father swapping stories of pranks they used to pull on anybody they could. They would laugh so hard they would both be crying by the end of the story. I love you Uncle Bobby.