Robert L. Nute, 81, of Crawfordville, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at St. James Bay Health and Rehab Center in Carrabelle.



He was born Nov. 21, 1931 in Tacoma, Washington. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Anacapa Masonic Lodge 710 in Oxnard, Calif.



He worked for the U.S. Navy Department of Defense for 36 years.



He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Oralee Nute, of Crawfordville; three daughters, Vickie Dragojevic and husband John, of Ocala; Deborah Nute, of Newbery; and Joanna Beldin and husband Bobby, of  Crawfordville; one son, Robert L. Nute, Jr., of Savannah, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren,



He is also survived by his brother Alfred J. Nute, Jr., of Everett, Washington.



Viewing will be Thursday, July 25 at Kelley’s Funeral Home in Apalachicola. Family will attend at 5 p.m., followed by friends welcomed at 6 p.m. The funeral will be held Friday, July 26 at 3 p.m. at the Church of God, Avenue A, in Eastpoint. Burial will be at Eastpoint Cemetery.