Robert Hill Nichols ’86

Robert Hill Nichols, Jr., age 57, died of heart failure at his parent’s home in Young Harris, Georgia on Monday, June 13, 2022. He was born in Atlanta on October 10, 1964. He attended Towns County H.S. and graduated from Young Harris College in 1982, Davidson College (BS), and Washington University (PhD). He did post Doctorate studies in Astro-Physics at Cal Tech, was a lead Grant Reviewer for NASA and spent 20+ years in pre-solar meteor grain research at Washington University. For the past twelve years he was a professor at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.

He was an accomplished tennis player having won Georgia State titles in Singles, Doubles and Father-Son.
Bobby was a kind, sensitive human being that will be dearly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Gayle, his father, Bob Sr., his brother, John and his nephews, Slayton and Sam.
In remembrance of Bobby, donations may be made to Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter, P. O. Box 1252, Blairsville, Ga 30512.
No service is planned.
Banister-Cooper is in charge of arrangements.