The Rev. Charles Albert "Al" Nunery, 93, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
He graduated from Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary before serving as pastor at multiple congregations in the Kentucky Conference for the United Methodist Church from 1942-1967. He then served as pastor in the Northern Indiana conference for UMC from 1967 to 1983, when he retired as lead pastor to serve as minister for visitation and deaf ministries at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.
He was active in the Greater Indianapolis Emmaus Community, serving as spiritual director for numerous Emmaus walks.
He traveled extensively around the world leading numerous tour groups with his wife of 66 years, Grace Eileen Nunery. She preceded him in death.
He studied to be a concert pianist before answering God's call to the ministry. He was an avid gardener and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Mike Allford and Dorothy and Timothy Juergensen; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Debbie Nunery and William and Mathieu Nunery; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Nunery; a grandson, Brian Joseph Allford; a granddaughter, Ali Nunery; and a great-granddaughter, Aidan Sophia Hunt.
Funeral was Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.
Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Indiana Deaf Camps Foundation Inc., 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.
Leppert Mortuary in Indianapolis was in charge of arrangements.