July 9, 1925 ~ May 21, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Robert Kenneth Nuckols, age 94, of Glasgow, died Thursday, May 21, 2020 at TJ Samson Community Hospital. He was born in Glasgow on July 9, 1925 to the late Gus Nuckols and the late Alice (Sears) Nuckols. He was a retired principal for Allen County Schools and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by wife, Wallace Nuckols.

He is survived by three sons,Steve Nuckols (JoAnna) of Montana, Rickey Nuckols (Jackie) of Park City, Randy Nuckols (Jennifer) of Florida; one daughter, Lori Bellamy (Freddie) of Glasgow; two brothers, Gus Nuckols (Marilyn) of Florida, Harold Nuckols (Gylinda) of Glasgow; one sister, Judy Lowe (Richard) of Glasgow; six grandchildren, Chad, Todd and Ben Nuckols and Molly, Maggie and Matthew Bellamy; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by their infant son; three brothers, James, Mitchell and Bill Nuckols.

The funeral celebration will be Sunday, May 24th at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Family and friends may visit at 2:00 pm on Sunday to participate in the live stream of the funeral celebration.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Barren County Alumni Association, 507 Trojan Trail, Glasgow KY, 42141 or Barren County Reads and Feeds, 202 West Washington St, Glasgow, KY 42141

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Nuckols
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  1. Rick, Jackie and Ben: Were so sorry to hear that you have lost your Dad. Wanted you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Prayers to the family. I’ve known Kenneth for a long time and he was my neighbor for several years. Had just seen him a few weeks ago at Highland Ridge when we took our horse around to the windows for the residents. He will be missed.

  3. Sorry to hear of Kenneth’s passing. He had a smile on his face ever time I saw him. Sorry for your loss, praying for you all. If we can do anything let us know.

  4. Mr. Nuckols was one of my very favorite teachers. Your family has my sympathy. May the Lord give you comfort during this time. Gaye Mutter Shaw ATHS Class of 1970.

  5. Ricky, Jackie and family:
    Our thoughts are with you all. Tommy’s memories of Kenneth go back to being a favorite algebra teacher at Temple Hill. My memories go back further because Kenneth and Wallace and my family were connected even before my birth. He was such a good guy and will be missed by many.

  6. Sorry to see that Rickey’s dad had passed. It’s hard to give up that last parent. We hope the good memories will help you through the loss of your dad. May God give all of you comfort and peace.

  7. It was an honor and a privilege to get to know Mr. Nuckols. My coworkers and I enjoyed our late night chats with him at Highland Ridge and hearing the stories of his life. I have the greatest respect for this wonderful man and American hero…may God bless your family in this time of grief.

  8. Our sincere sympathy to you all. Your dad and mom were a large part of my childhood in Finney, and my mom and dad’s best friends. She too is saddened, and sends her love as well. Thoughts and prayers.

  9. Mr Nuckols was my Algebra teacher in high school at Austin-Tracy over fifty years ago. He was a knowledgeable teacher and I would consider him to be one of the best teachers if not the best that I have ever had. He was high caliber and he always did everything his best and gave it his all. I will treasure my days in his class because he was such an excellent teacher. I know his family had a wonderful father and will miss him terribly because he was such a good man. I wish that times were different and I were able to come by the funeral home.

  10. I worked with Mr. Nuckols many years in the Allen County Schools. He was a fine man to work with and for, a gentleman and always professional . I will miss him. Our prayers are with the family.

  11. Our most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Hoping memories shared will sustain you through this difficult time. You are all in our prayers.

    Herb & Janet Hodgman

  12. We are so sorry for your loss. We were just asking about not long ago. His picture was so good that we saw the other day. We know he is at peace and in no pain now.

  13. Rickey, Jackie and family-sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Kenneth. May God be with you.

  14. I am so sorry to hear the passing of this great man…thoughts, love, and prayers to the family…

  15. so sorry for your loss, He was a fine gentleman. I taught with him at Austin Tracy many years ago. We. Always got along real well. We were inducted into the Barren County School Alumni Hall of Fame the same year.

  16. So sorry for your loss Ricky and family. Eugene always said Kenneth was a good one.
    Prayers for you all
    Brenda Mutter Simpson

  17. Ricky and Lori, I just saw this about your dad, So sorry. As you both know I thought a great deal of your dad! I loved his spunk!! Mike said he was one teacher he really enjoyed!! Please know y’all are all in my thoughts!
    Love to all!
    Mike and Madonna

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