Robert Jordan Nimitz, 96, of Orange passed away, April 9, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

A Graveside Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange on June 3, 1915, Bob was the son of Charles William Nimitz and Mittie Wilmont (Jordan) Nimitz. Bob joined the Amy in 1941 and was shipped all over the United States before finally being sent to Europe in 1944. He served in Patton’s Third Army and was involved with the Battle of the Bulge. He also served in France and Germany where he helped liberate the concentration camps. Bob was a member of the V.F.W and the American Legion in Orange.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles Knoll, Lucille Walker, Orville “Buck” Nimitz, Clairbell “Jack” Dunlap, Stella Wolfe, Odelle Nimitz, Earlene Coleman, and Edwin O’Neal.

Bob is survived by his numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Jon Nimitz, Chuck Winter, Shane Smith, Neil Nimitz, C.K. Nimitz, Danny Copper, Ray Cooper and Steve Faulk. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ken Beckett and Russell Coleman.