Charles E. Nunnally, 83, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away peacefully at his home on April 23, 2013.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. Nunnally on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the New Hope United Methodist Church, 4815 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, Ga. Following the service, his dear friends and neighbors will hold a celebration of his life and spirit at 4 p.m. in the cul-de-sac on Nunnally Trail, Gainesville, Ga.
Charles was born in Helena, Ala., on Sept. 29, 1929, where he was the fourth of six children of Grace and Luther Nunnally. He was a member of the Helena Methodist Church in Helena, Ala., and graduated from Thompson High School in 1947. He served his country in the U.S. Army's 24th Infantry during the Korean Conflict
from December of 1950 to September of 1952, graduated from Mississippi State University in 1958, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and was employee of Plantation Pipeline Co. for almost 30 years. Charles moved to his home on Lake Lanier in 1959, as the lake was still filling and had a profound influence on the shaping of the community he loved so much. He was known to his family, friends, and neighbors as a sage of wisdom and fountain of knowledge that always had time to help a friend in need. For Charles, no challenge was too great to conquer, no favor too big to ask, and no occasion too small to celebrate.
Charles is survived by his long-term companion, Pauline Hughes; brother, Robert Nunnally; sister, Carol Black; only son, Tracy Nunnally; daughter-in-law, Gabrielle Nunnally; grandson, Alexander Nunnally; step-grandchildren, Robert and Sara Schlotta; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Luther H. Nunnally Sr. and Grace Nunnally; his brother, Luther H. Nunnally Jr.; and his sisters, Eunice Casey and Janelle N. Bingham.
"Mr. Charles" was loved by so many people around the world. Please take a moment to share your memory of Charles through his virtual memorial at www.Charles-Nunnally.virtual-memorials.com.
Charles truly loved all of the children who touched his life, and it troubled him greatly to learn of the suffering of any child. We all know that Charles would be delighted if donations were made to
. Donations can be sent by mail to
, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148, by telephone at 800-822-6344, or online at www.stjude.org/tributes.
Please use tribute no. 33440685 when making the donation.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.