Robert Gordon Nemir, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Kary Fry and Jack Aycock officiating. Interment will be at the Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
A visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Robert was born on July, 10, 1936, in Roscoe to Ernest Roy and Lucile Ellen Nemir. Robert was a 1954 graduate of Roscoe High School and then furthered his studies at Texas Tech University and North Texas University. On June 22, 1974 Robert married Patricia (Boo) Fox. Robert and Boo had two children, Ernest Gordon and Hilary Clair. Robert spent 57 years in the automotive sales industry, beginning with the Joe White Lincoln-Mercury Dealership in Odessa, then moving back to Sweetwater working for Carroll Buick and Cadillac while continuing to work in his ranching business. Later Robert branched out into the auto sales business on his own for many years. He enjoyed ranching, hunting and fishing with his family. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater, where he served as a Ruling Elder.
He is survived by his wife, Boo Nemir of Sweetwater; son Gordon Nemir of Sweetwater; daughter, Hilary Brennan and husband Donnie of Sweetwater; four grandchildren, Samuel Gordon Nemir of San Angelo and Roscoe, Robert Nicholas Nemir of Canyon and Roscoe, Maxwell Harrison Nemir of Roscoe and Caroline Clair Brennan of Sweetwater; his daughter-in-law, Marina Wilcox of Roscoe; brother, Billy Don Nemir and wife Jacque of Haskell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest in 1961 and Lucile in 1984; and his brother, Jack in 1947.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Chorn, Will Worley, Ryan Worley, Sam Nemir, Nick Nemir and Max Nemir.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Caroline Brennan.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 956, Sweetwater, Texas 79556.
Online condolences may be expressed at mccoyfh.com.