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Robert Cormack Nichol

September 6, 1929 — May 16, 2020

Williamsburg-Robert Cormack Nichol was born September 6, 1929 in Elgin, Illinois the son of Alexander John (Jock) and Isabella (Cormack) Nichol. He studied at Illinois State University (1950) and Hamline University in St. Paul, MN (1951). Robert attended flight school in 1952 and served in the United States Airforce (First LT) from 1953-1956. He was united in marriage to Donna Delores Chapman on December 26, 1952. Robert worked as the Director of Worldwide engine sales for International Harvester and Navistar.

They lived in Texas, Georgia, and Montana while Robert was in the service. They returned to Elgin before starting a family, then moved overseas to England for 3 years. Later they retired to Goodyear, AZ until moving to Williamsburg 15 years ago.

Robert enjoyed playing golf, gardening, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Robert passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 90.

He is survived by three children, Martha (Marty) Koch of Williamsburg, Dan (Joan) Nichol of Geneva, IL and Doug (Donna) Nichol of Lake in the Hills, IL; grandchildren, Brandon (Lisa) Koch, Logan (Molissa) Koch, Colton Koch, Mallory Koch, Kaleb Koch, Morgan(Brad) Crackel, Garrett Nichol, Corrie (Ken) Kranz, Alexa Nichol and Ian Nichol; great grandchildren, Tony & Kolby Kranz, Ethan & Louden Koch and Cade Crackel and a brother, John (LuJuana) Nichol of Goodyear, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna 2019, and 4 siblings, Isabelle O'Connor, Ben Nichol, Dora Nichol, and Margaret Reynolds.

There will be no services at this time. Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is caring for Robert and his family. Messages and tributes may be left at

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