Bobby Gene Nida, February 28, 1947~November 8, 2023

Nov 10, 2023

Bobby Gene Nida, 76, of Elkins, passed peacefully surrounded by family on November 8, 2023. He was born February 28, 1947 in Rogers, Arkansas to Clyde and Georgia Nida. He was one of 12 children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Judy Nida; sisters Madge Bland, Alice Henson and Doris Nida; brothers Jimmy, Richard, Darrell and Wayne; and grandson Jesse Nida.

Bob was a lifelong resident of NWA, retiring from Wal-Mart.

His many hobbies included being outside riding his four-wheeler throughout the Ozarks with his friends on the mountain, hunting, camping and most enjoyed taking his grandkids on the boat. He enjoyed traveling and road trips with friends and family.

He was known as PaBob and had a great love for his family.  He demonstrated a strong work ethic, he was loyal, gave unconditional love and always gave grace. He had a generous heart, willing to help anyone in need. He will be loved and missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Marcia of Elkins; son Robert and wife Tonyalaya Nida of Cabot; daughter Valerie and husband Troy Thurber of Bentonville; grandchildren Emily and husband Will, Tommy, Joey, Chloe, Madison, Ryan, Addison and Avery; bonus daughters Heather and husband Jeff Boddie of Elkins and Sunny and husband Bret Ledford of Elkins;  bonus son Tyler Johnson of Elkins; bonus grandchildren Emily, Courtney and husband JJ, Sean, Kain, Bryson, Carter and Grayson; brothers Larry and wife Linda Nida of Pea Ridge, Jerry Nida of Pea Ridge, and Paul Nida of Dallas; sister Nancy and husband Ralph Pendergraft of Tontitown; brother-in-law Ronnie and wife Judy Arney of Rogers; and many nieces, nephews and very dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Beard’s Chapel.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 13, 2023 at Crystal Hills Family Fellowship Church in Elkins with Pastor Jasper Hankins officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Crosses under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.


11 Condolences

  1. Robin Willis

    Valerie and all the family… Through the years I’ve known nothing but good things about Bobby. Val.. I know he was a wonderful father to you and brought you up in the way you should go. Reading his obituary I can see that he loved so many and was loved by so many in return. Prayers for all of you as you more in his passing.

  2. Nathan Luke Nida

    Val and Robert
    I’m sending my love and wanted to say that I still hold onto my memories with Bobby from when I was a kid. He was an awesome uncle and a wonderful human being.

  3. Guy & Carla Smith

    Val, Marcia & Family.
    Bob was a great guy! He gave so much laughter & fun to our Delaney community. We will miss the front yard conversations “Bobaroo” delivered from the comfort of his trusty Honda UTV. Thankfully we have fond memories of him that will continue to bring smiles to our faces. Our deepest condolences to all of you- Gods grace & comfort be with 🙏❤️

  4. Mike Mohney

    As a teenager, I worked with Bobby at the Springdale News. He was a great guy and I have many good memories of him. My condolences to all his family.

  5. Polly Zieammerman

    Marcia, Bob was always so sweet and thoughtful to you and I could see the love you shared. I know you will miss him and we pray for you and your family.

  6. Cindy Farmer

    My deepest condolences to Bob’s family and friends.

  7. Ana Castellanos

    Robert, Tonya, Valerie and Marcia,
    We will always remember PaBob’s gentle spirit and hospitality. You are in our prayers! Much love,
    Luis and Ana Castellanos

  8. NSS House Supervisors and Bed Control


    We are deeply sorry for your loss.
    Your daddy will be missed and we will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers.

  9. Darrin and Dana Williams

    Out thoughts are with you now and in the difficult weeks ahead. We hope you feel surrounded by love. We are sending you our love and deepest sympathy.

  10. Bob & Marcia Howard



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