NUNEZ, Randy Paul|
Randy Paul Nunez, 66, formerly of Austin, TX died Thursday, May 22, at his home in New Braunfels, TX of complications from colon cancer. He was born in Port Arthur, TX, February 22, 1948 to Louis Joseph Nunez and Helen Marie Duhon. He attended Port Arthur Thomas Jefferson High School where he played linebacker on the football team. After graduation in 1966, he attended Lamar University (formerly Lamar State College of Technology) on an athletic scholarship. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1970. He then began a football coaching career which included stints at Garland High School, Kerrville Tivy High School where he served as head football coach and athletic director, and Fort Bend Clements High School in Sugarland, TX. While at Garland he obtained a Master of Science degree from East Texas State University, and while at Kerrville Tivy, he received the "West Texas Coach of the Year" award. He subsequently changed career paths and moved to Austin where Randy succeeded as a real estate broker, first working for Cushman and Wakefield and then partnering with his brother-in-law forming the Nunez-Landry Company.
Randy married Carol Olivier, also of Port Arthur, on December 27, 1969. They had two children: a daughter, Brandi Dee, and a son, Ryan Paul. One of Randy's great joys in life was watching his children excel in sports both at Westlake High School and then at the University of Alabama and The University of Texas, respectively.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, one daughter, Brandi Dee Nunez Menegatti and her husband David Menegatti, one son, Ryan Paul Nunez and his wife, Kristy Johnson Nunez, three grandchildren, MaLeigha Martin Menegatti, Dawson David Menegatti, and Bradie Dee Menegatti, his mother, Helen Marie Duhon Nunez, a sister Debbie Ann Nunez Landry and her husband Ronny Paul Landry.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress Ave. Mass of the Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 26, at St. Mary Cathedral, 203 E. 10th Street, Austin, Texas, with The Very Reverend Albert Laforet, Jr. officiating. Interment to follow at Onion Creek Memorial Park Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to The Thrive Well Foundation, P.O. Box 29331, San Antonio Texas 78229 (210-593-5949) www.thrivewell.org or The
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Published in Austin American-Statesman from May 25 to May 26, 2014