Bobby Lee Nesbitt


On March 10,2021, Bobby Lee Nesbitt (Dean) was called from this life to eternal rest. Dean was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 28, 1963, to his loving parents Bobby N. Nesbitt and Alice Marie (Thompson) Nesbitt.

His formal education was through the Columbus City School System where he graduated from Independence High School.

Dean’s parental guidance and rearing was from his beloved father, who was his role model, confidant, traveling buddy and best friend. Dean was always a Daddy’s boy, he never left the nest, still lived at home. Where his dad was, you could be sure to find Dean and his big brother, Nino, not far away.

Dean was a friendly and outgoing person with a big infectious smile that people seemed to gravitate to and enjoyed being in his presence. He loved his nephews and niece and enjoyed spending time with them, just hanging out, playing card games and watching sports. He liked spoiling them and found joy in his role as Uncle Dean. It was the simple things like picking them up from school and taking them to their favorite fast- food place.

Dean loved to cook and became excellent at it. Preparing Sunday Dinner, trying out new recipes and sharing his special covered dishes with his Aunt Nancy was his delight. Dean was a devoted son and care giver to his Dad. He took pride in caring for him and catering to his every wish.

Dean confessed Christ as his personal Savior when he was a teenager and was baptized at the Triedstone Baptist Church by Bishop Jerome H. Ross, Sr. His spiritual foundation was nurtured by his loving and Godfearing Grandmother, Mama Grace and Great Grandmother, Mama Minnie.

Dean was preceded in death by his loving Mother, Alice Marie Nesbitt, Maternal Grandmother, Lucille Thompson and Uncle Joe Thompson; Paternal Grandparents, Ernest and Gracie Nesbitt; Great Grandmother, Minnie Stewart; Uncle Lemuel Nesbitt; Aunts, Minnie Morgan, Mary Edmondson, Beesigye Falani; First Cousins, Reginald Morgan, Duncan Eric Nesbitt, Todd Nesbitt, Elder Michael Nesbitt, Evelyn Nesbitt Lee-Fox, Dr. Ardis Edmondson-Holt.

Precious memories of Dean will be forever cherished by his beloved Father, Bobby N. Nesbitt, Bonus Mom, Charlene Nesbitt-Strickland, Brothers, Artie Joe Nesbitt (Nino), Roderick Russel; Nephews, Nino (Kalyn) Nesbitt, Nino Jr.; Niece, Savvy Nesbitt; Aunts, Nancy (Mike) Winfield, Veronica Nesbitt, Christine Thompson; Uncles, Larry Thompson, Eddie Thompson, Dr Sokoto Fulani, James Edmondson and a multitude of dear cousins and many, many friends.

Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, March 22, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Mask and Social Distancing required. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.


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  1. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Veronica Nesbitt

    To Bob Nesbitt we want extend our deepest condolences to you on the transition of Dean. I shall always remember his kindness to me as I prepared meals for your family for several month after your wife Alice made her transition. Dean was special to me as he would always say “Aunt Roni I Love you” Please know you are remembered in our prayers.
    Veronica Nesbitt, Lena and Tiffany

  3. My heart goes out to the family for their loss, Bob prayers to you and your family

  4. We grew up on 17th Ave and met up again in the Eastmoor area. Losing Dean is like losing a brother.
    Condolences to the family and may God watch over him in the Kingdom. God Bless

    The O’Neal family

  5. Diva and the Holliman Family want to send out our condolences, you will be truly missed Dean , we love you so much , love you so much Dean you were going to be truly truly missed if there’s anything that you will need please feel free to let us know God bless you and keep you in the name of Jesus♥️

  6. To the Nesbitt family my condolences . May you find comfort in the spirit of love from the many who have agape’ love from the past and, present. Always in memory…

  7. Kimberly Castaneda

    Uncle Bob, Nino and my Nesbitt Family,

    Lord knows we will truly miss Cousin Dean. I will always hold dear those days we hung out in the late 70s to early 80s before I joined the Air Force. We would go to Larry’s East, 2001, Peaches, etc. and dance the night away. Occasionally, I would go to Triedstone Baptist Church where he would sit in his regular spot. I miss and will always cherish his memory. Time got away from us, but his memory lives on.

  8. Tiffany Nesbitt Martin

    Deepest condolences Uncle Bob and Nino. Cousin Dean was well loved and we all will cherish his memory.

  9. Bishop Edward E Shouse Sr

    Though I never had the pleasure of meeting this man in person but I can tell he was a man of character and truly loved by his family and friends. The family is in our thoughts and prayers…

  10. Debra Edmondson

    Family I pray for strength and continued blessings for you. We are all thinking of you. Sending our love to you Bob , Nino and family.

    Mrs. Debra ( Brock) Edmondson and family

  11. Lisa McClendon

    I am so saddened to hear the passing of bobby “Dean”haven’t seen you in a while like two or three years but the last time I saw you it was like we picked up where we left off at home high school independence great personality all around standup guy heaven has definitely gained an angel May you rest well you will be missed immensely tears what

  12. Bob I talked to you briefly last night for I knew I would not be there today. My heart aches for you & Nino. You 3 have been the 3 musketeers since Alice transitioned so many years ago. My Love for you All is never-ending. I have prayed for Comfort for the entire Family for I know this has to be most difficult. God’s Blessings

  13. I haven’t seen you Bobby since Johnson Park, my sincere condolences to your family.

  14. Sharyn Pope Hunter

    Sending prayers and our thoughts to the family!

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