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Robert Nairn

February 27, 1935 — May 28, 2020


Robert Farmer (Bobby) Nairn, 85, of Sweeny, Texas, died with family members alongside his bed on May 28, 2020 at Memorial Hermann Sugarland Hospital.

Mr. Nairn was born on 02/27/1935 in El Campo, Texas to Ralph and Lela Nairn.

He graduated from Sweeny High School and attended Texas A&M University for 3 years where he was in the Corps of Cadets, before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1957.  He was honorably discharged in 1959.

He had a long list of hobbies that included fishing East Matagorda Bay with friends and family, hunting deer, squirrels, hogs, and dove, working with the Sweeny United group to help locals with home repair projects, assisting local widows with home repairs and chores, and attending his grandson’s and great grandchildren’s sporting events.  He was voted Man of the Year for Sweeny for his work in the community in the early 2000’s as well as the Community Builder’s Award given by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas #1284.

He regularly attended Sweeny First United Methodist Church and was Head Usher there for 50+ years.

He retired from Phillips 66 in Old Ocean in 1991 after 36 years of work there as an Engineer Technician.

He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Nairn of Sweeny, his son Ralph Nairn and wife Marie of Sweeny, his daughter Darla Kay and husband Aaron McIntosh of Needville, 5 grandsons (Kyle, Wade, and Ross Nairn, and Matthew and Mitchell McIntosh) and 2 great grandsons (Luke and Alan Nairn) and 1 great granddaughter (Lexi Nairn).  Granddaughters in-law  include Lesley Nairn and Karina Nairn.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 1st at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia, Tx from 5-8pm for all who wish to attend, and Funeral Services will be held at Sweeny First United Methodist Church for family only on Tuesday at 2pm, followed by a graveside ceremony at Sweeny Cemetery for all who wish to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in honor of Mr. Nairn to Sweeny First United Methodist Church or the Needville United Methodist Church

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, June 1, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest


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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church of Sweeny

207 E 1st St, Sweeny, TX 77480

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