Addison Nunn

Addison Stayton Nunn, Jr., born on June 22, 1924 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas, died peacefully on October 8, 2012 in Houston, where he lived for most of his 88 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Addison Stayton Nunn, Sr. and Ila Brown Nunn; his first wife Jerrine Kinell Nunn, to whom he was married for 48 years; and his second wife Judith Barnes Nunn to whom he was married for 15 years. Stayton is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Herb Ulbricht of Austin, and nephews Hank Ulbricht and Kirk Ulbricht, his wife Lynn, and their family; he is also survived by his children and step-children: Richard Nunn and wife Judy, Julie Love and husband Mark, Patty Ross and husband Cameron, all of whom live in Houston, Jack Nunn and wife Holly of Cedar Park, Texas, Virginia Barnes of Crossville, Tennessee, and Carl Barnes and wife Beverly of Jacksonville, Florida. Stayton also leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Tiffany Nunn; Christi Aufdenspring, husband Matt, their sons Nolan and Graham, Terry Nunn and wife Christine; Todd Nunn; Alan Nunn, wife Monica, their children Jack and Avery; Valerie Arabie and husband David; Kimberly Powell, husband Michael, their son Gabriel; Marisa Love; Adrienne Love; Mary Beth Ross, her son Lucas; Calum Ross and Danny Ahrendt.
Stayton entered the Rice Institute in 1942, where he majored in Architecture, following in his parents' footsteps. While at Rice, he was enrolled as a Cadet in the Naval ROTC, and left college in 1943 to serve in the US Navy. He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic and meritorious conduct while serving on the U.S.S. Golden City in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Following the war, Stayton returned home and graduated from Rice with a BA in 1949 and a BS in Architecture in 1950. His long career as a professional architect included membership in the American Institute of Architects, partnership in the firm Nunn, Nunn, and Ulbricht, and employment by architectural firms Lloyd, Morgan, and Jones; Golemon and Rolfe; and The Keeper Company. He married Jerrine in 1949 and settled in Bellaire, Texas where he lived for almost 50 years and raised his four children. He served many years as a teacher, Elder, and Trustee of the Bellaire Presbyterian Church, and as a Precinct Chairman for the Democratic Party. He enjoyed camping throughout Texas with his family, spending weekends sailing on Clear Lake. Stayton and Jerrine were avid square-dancers with the Belles and Beaus of Houston. Following Jerrine's death in 1997, he married long-time family friend Judith Hamilton Barnes. He and Judy spent some time on the road, traveling the country in their RV before settling in Florida to be near her family. In 2009, Stayton and Judy came back to Houston, where they both spent their remaining days, passing away within 3 months of each other.
The family wishes to thank Manor Care Sharpview for their care of Stayton in his final months, and we are grateful to our friends at Hospice Compassus for their gentle and compassionate attention in his last days.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made in Stayton's name to the .

Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 14, 2012