Claude Allen Nunley, 81, of Sparta, NC peacefully crossed into heaven on Wednesday, August 31st in the care of Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, NC.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Theresa McMillan and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Blaina Nunley of the home, grandchildren, Brandon McMillan and Lauren Dendy, and their families. Other survivors include siblings, Jim Nunley and Wilma Hall.
Claude was born in Horsepen, VA on September 14th, 1940 to the late Alden Doak and Ella Jane Nunley. Claude was retired from Alleghany County School System. He was a member of Living By Faith Baptist Church in Independence, VA. He spent many years as a mechanic at Irwin Chevrolet in Sparta. He enjoyed spending time with family, gardening and helping many in the community with their vehicles.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life service on his birthday, Wednesday, September 14th at 6pm, at Thomas Family Funeral Service in Sparta, NC.
In lieu of flowers and food, please send donations to Medi-Home Hospice of Alleghany, PO Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675 or Living By Faith Baptist Church, c/o Derek Cowan, 343 Hilltop Dr., Independence, VA 24348.
Thomas Family Funeral Service is honored to be serving the Nunley Family. If you wish, online tributes may be extended to the family at www.thomasfamilyfs.com.
Medi Home Hospice of Alleghany
PO Box 1287, Sparta NC 28675
Living By Faith Baptist Church c/o Derek Cowan
343 Hilltop Dr., Independence VA 24348