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Robert "Bob" Marley Nairn Jr.

August 14, 1941 — November 25, 2022

Elkhart, KS

Robert (Bob) Marley Nairn Jr., 81, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart, Kansas.


Robert was born on August 14, 1941, in Los Angeles, California to Robert Marley Nairn Sr. and Lois Louise (Merkel) Nairn.  He grew up in Los Angeles and then moved to Garden City, Kansas. 


In 1958, he married Morena Fay Fowler and together they had three children, Danny, Brian, and Brenda. They made their home in Elkhart, Kansas starting in 1963. 


Bob and his dad, Robert Marley Nairn Sr., owned and operated Bob’s Highway 56 Texaco for many years. Bob later owned his own business called Nairn Services.  He served on the City Council of Elkhart and the Point Rock Golf Course Board.  He was instrumental in the development of the golf course in Elkhart.


Bob was an avid golfer.  When he wasn’t playing golf with family or friends, he was watching it on tv.  He also enjoyed all types of fishing. He shared his passion for these hobbies with his children and friends. Bob also enjoyed spending summers at their Pendaries, New Mexico home with Anita. 


His survivors include longtime companion Anita Witcher, Elkhart, KS; son, Danny Nairn, Clatskanie, OR.; daughter, Brenda Kendrick and husband Gary, Johnson, KS.; two sisters, Mary Finn and husband Gary, Nebraska, Holly Tolliver, Gassville, AR.; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, son Brian, brother Roger, and two sisters Judy and Arlene.


A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Elkhart Cemetery, Elkhart, Kansas.


Robson Funeral Home, Elkhart is overseeing the arrangements.

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