Robert Niemeyer R.Ph. , age 93, of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 surrounded by his family.
Robert was born on September 30, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, to Harry F. Niemeyer and Edna Gaffney Niemeyer. He served his country honorably during World War II in the Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1946. During his service he was a radio man and was sent to secret code school. He seemed to excel at anything scientific and he actually dreamed of one day becoming a NASA scientist. Instead of becoming a NASA scientist however, he became a pharmacist, owning Hunter Maple Pharmacy in Birmingham, Michigan. He was a very detail oriented person and very exacting, so this profession played perfectly with his personality.
On August 7, 1948 he married Audrey Wolf when they were just young innocent sweethearts. They remained sweethearts for the sixty-seven years of their enduring marriage, still holding hands and blowing kisses to one another until illness began to take it’s toll and prevent it. Bob and Audrey were together until death separated them on March 7, 2016. It was only a few days until Bob and Audrey were united again on March 12, 2016.
Robert, or “Bullet Bob” as he was known to many was a stellar athlete, participating and competing in several sports. After retiring at the early age of 53 Bullet Bob and his family moved to Florida and he became a Senior Tennis Pro. He was proud to have won several championships. He was also a noted table tennis champ. Bullet Bob was also a bicycle enthusiast, commonly riding up to twenty-six miles per day. Only at eighty-five years of age, did he finally gave up on his athletic pursuits, and that was only after his first accident.
Well known, and well liked, Bob loved nothing more than to make someone else’s day. He especially loved to make people smile. When thinking of himself, he was frugal, but when thinking of, or helping others, he was generous and always very giving. Bob was also a man who championed the under-dog.
Bullet Bob Niemeyer is survived by his daughters: Gail (Ed) Tossing of Oak Hill, Tennessee and Dorothy (Marc Steven) Bail of Bon Aqua, Tennessee; grandchildren: Matthew Nyeholt, Justin Tossing and Christopher Tossing; and sisters-in-law: Sue Niemeyer and Lois Jean Scupholm. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Harry F. Niemeyer, Jr. and Donald Niemeyer.
The family will celebrate Mr. Niemeyer’s life at a later date.
Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.cremationsocietyoftn.com.