1949 - April 6, 2009
Robert Emmett "Bob" Nottingham, Sr., of Craig, died April 6, 2009. at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 59.
Bob was born Oct. 31, 1949, in Denver, to E. Willis and Willie (Gullett) Nottingham. He was raised near what is now Beaver Creek and in Grand Junction, where he graduated from high school in 1968. Bob served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict and later attended college in Grand Junction and Durant, Okla., and received a bachelor's degree in aviation.
He married Dawn Walker on Dec. 31, 1978, in Craig. They made their home in Brown's Park and Maybell and became the parents of two children, Robert Emmett, Jr., and Laura Lee Nottingham. He and Dawn were later divorced.
Bob was a truck driver, a farmer and rancher. He enjoyed being in Brown's Park, hunting, shooting, music, cruising around the county and being with his grandkids. He was also intrigued by the military and anything connected with it.
He is survived by his daughter, Laura Lee Nottingham and her fiance, Zachary Miller, of Lander, Wyo; son Robert Emmett Nottingham, Jr., of Craig; grandchildren Treyton Emmett Chance, James Willis and Brandon Luke Calim; brothers E.W. Nottingham, of Denver, and Michael (Kelly) Nottingham, of Craig and his dog, Buddy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E. Willis and Willie Nottingham.
Memorial services were April 13, 2009, at the Grant Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Tony Bohrer officiating.
John Allen was the soloist and sang "Silver Wings," "Amazing Grace," "Cowgirls Don't Cry" and "Grampa Told Me So" and a CD selection, "Song For Dad." Honorary Pallbearers were "All Bob's Family and His Many Friends."
Memorial donations may be made to the Chance Phelps Foundation in care of Grant Mortuary.