Robert Nees

January 15, 2009

It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of one of our Sales Representatives, Robert Nees. While we could tell you all about the decades of exemplary service to Norco Industries, I think it’s more important to tell you who he was. Robert was a man of God, a husband, a father, and a friend to all that he met. The world is a lesser place without him.

Robert Nees

BEDFORD -- Robert George Nees, beloved father, grandfather and devoted husband was born in Houston, Texas on August 10, 1947 and died Tuesday, November 18, 2008 in Bedford, Texas, at the age of 61, from complications with cancer.  He was a Christian and a member of the Methodist Church.    

He graduated from Graham High School and from Texas Christian University. Robert was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was the Southwest Conference high jump champion in 1967. He played on the 1968 SWC championship basketball team at TCU and then joined the Navy, where he was commissioned to be a pilot and rose to the rank of Lt. Commander. Robert was the President and CEO of The Sloan Company where he was a manufacturer's representative for heavy duty truck parts. He was a former president of AAR, the Association for Automotive Representatives and served on various representative counsels of automotive and truck parts manufacturers. He coached many youth softball, basketball and baseball teams.