Funeral services for R.H. Nunnery are Thursday, May 14, 2015 and will begin at 11 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in McComb. Committal services will be held at the Adams United Methodist Church in the Auburn community at 12:30 p.m. with burial in Adams Cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rev. Jim Porter and Rev. Johnny Bowlin will officiate. Pallbearers will be Christopher Nunnery, Josh King, Tim King, Tyler King, Robert T. House, Otis Ray House, Wayne Forman and Gabe Gabler. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Pope, Tim Allred, James Whittington, members of the John A. Quitman Masonic Lodge and all nephews of Mr. Nunnery.
Visitation will be at Hartman Funeral Home Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 5 until 9 p.m. and will continue Thursday May 14, 2015, at 10 a.m. until time of service.
Reuben Hardy Nunnery, 90, died at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center on Monday, May 11, 2015, in McComb. He was born November 26, 1924 in Auburn. He was the son of the late Robert E. Lee and Maggie Jordan Nunnery.
Mr. Nunnery was a native of Auburn Community and life time resident of McComb and was the owner and operator of Nunnery Tire Service for 53 years. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, McComb Exchange Club, United Commercial Travelers and was a member of the John A. Quitman Masonic Lodge No. 242 at Auburn, where he served as treasurer and master of the lodge several times. Recently, he was recognized in the lodge as the oldest living member, with 65 years of dedicated services.
He was a loving husband and father, faithfully devoted to his family. He was an avid beagle enthusiast, a Red Devon Cattleman and showed Tennessee Walking Horses. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in the Pacific Theater and then served in the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eva Laverne Nunnery; two brothers, Malcolm David Nunnery and Robert Harold Nunnery; two sisters, Imogene Orr and Doris Mock; one grandson, Bramlette Caston; and three brothers-in-law, Thomas Parker, Ernest Orr and Jeff Mock.
He is survived by his wife, Eula Strittman Nunnery of Summit; three children and their spouses, Peggy Diane Caston (Brent) of Liberty, Dr. Phillip Hardy Nunnery (Brenda) of Panama City, Florida and Janice Laverne Fitzgerald (Mike) of Gulfport; two step-children, Sandra Strittman of Flowood, Sharon Strittman King (Tim) of Summit; four brothers and sisters and their spouses, Maureen Parker of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Felix Doyle Nunnery (Mary Ann) of Smithdale, Annie Kennedy (Chuck) of Paradise, California and Yvonne Bates (Bob) of Zachery, Louisiana; two sisters-in-law, Susan Nunnery of Keller, Texas and Ina Nunnery of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Nunnery of Germantown, Tennessee, Tracy King of McComb, Jennifer Knight of Gloster, Nicholas, Alison Anne and Camille Butchikas of Panama City, Florida, Eleanor Braswell of Greenwood, McKee Guenther of Gulfport, Anna Young of Brandon, Tyler King of Meadville, Josh King of Summit, Brittany Fitzgerald of Jackson, Lane Fitzgerald of Cleveland, McKay Caston of Dahlonega, Georgia and Keeton Disser of Ouray, Colorado; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Nunnery’s son, Dr. Phillip H. Nunnery, created a charity to honor his daughter, Camille, who has high-functioning autism. The charity benefits children and their families affected by Autism by donating to small private schools.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following http://camillesartforautism.org/ or the charity of your choice.