Thomas Henry Nunley, age 20, of Sabinal, Texas died Saturday July 28, 2012. Thomas Nunley and his brother Taylor Nunley died tragically in an automobile accident after lunch in route to Sabinal, Texas.
Thomas was born June 9, 1992 in Sabinal, Texas. He is the son of Dana and Robert Nunley Jr. Thomas attended three years at Fountain Valley School of Colorado where he excelled in football, baseball, basketball, tennis and Lacrosse. Thomas loved his ranch and his friends so he returned to graduate from Sabinal High School where he again excelled in sports.
Thomas attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, where he was to begin his sophomore year this fall.
Thomas earned his Eagle Scout. He was an excellent athlete, hunter, angler, and loveable son and brother. His possibilities in life were endless but his heart was always at the ranch. Thomas loved his friends and will be missed by many.
Thomas is survived by his parents Dana and Robert Nunley Jr. of Sabinal, Texas sister, Chloe Nunley of Sabinal, Texas grandmother, Merril Nunley of Sabinal, Texas grandparents, Tom and Jan Winkle of Uvalde, Texas aunts and uncles Richard and Kim Nunley of Sabinal, Texas, Mike and Karen Huddleston of Uvalde, Texas Dawn Winkle of Houston, Texas and cousins Sarah and Caroline Nunley Ben Huddleston and wife Catherine Annie Seiler and husband Scott Kristen Dawson, Amanda Lytleton and husband Chris.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Robert B. Nunley and great grandfather Red Nunley.
A viewing will be held at the Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary on South Getty from 4 9:00 P.M. on Monday, July 30. A memorial service will be held at the Coyote Ranch on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 10:30 A.M. Interment at the Coyote Ranch.
Pallbearers will be Derick DSpain, Lynn DSpain, Mike Huddleston, Brittney Horton, Ian Munsick, Richard Nunley, and Javier Silva. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Dulin. Garret Eagle, Reagan Freida, George Golightly, Lala Guiterrez, Emy Hanna, Maggie Hanna, Sage Hanner, Dalton Haughey, Ben Hawkes, Eli Karp, , Lukas Langer, Eric Navarro, Colby Powell, Gavin Pyot, Jessie Joe Rodriguez, Joey Rodriguez, Ross Sutherland, Isaac Spear, Hagan Talamentes, Wiles Larimer, Nick Westermin, Trey Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to First State Bank of Uvalde, Trustee, P.O. Box 1908, Uvalde, Texas 78802 to benefit athletic excellence in Sabinal.
Thinking of all of the families that loved these two young men.
Mary Riley MartellAustin, TX
I love those boys. They were the best part of the family reunions.
I never met two boys with a greater zest for life.
Dana, Bob and Chloe, your family will continue to be in our prayers.
Wesley GodwinLeague City, TX
Such a tragic loss. I did not know this young man but I wish I could have had the chance to have him in one of my classes at Sul Ross. My sympathy to the family.
Dr. Ira BlantonAlpine, TX
I read about your sons and cant stop thinking about them and the loss your family is feeling. The video tributes are so beautiful. They were truly blessed to have such a fine family. Im praying hard for God to give strength and peace to Mother, Father and Sister Nunley. The boys have everlasting life with God now and you will all have a grand reunion some day and live together forever. God bless.
A. McGeeSan Antonio, TX
Queridos amigosdearest Nunley family,
I will never forget Thomas gentlemanly ways and engaging smile. Mi ms sentido psame. My deepest condolences to you and your extended families.
Former Spanish Teacher
Pat KuleColorado Springs, CO
Dear Dana, Bob and Chloe
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Please know how much you are loved and how deeply your loss is felt by all.
With heartfelt Sympathy
David, Julianna, Gavin and Claire
Julianna PyottSan Juan Capistrano, CA
To the Nunley family I do not know your family and youll dont know me but I just wanted to relay my deepest sympathy to your family. Like you I have also had 2 sons taken from me at the same time. It has been 28 yrs ago but I understand and know your pain. I know the pain is so deep and you are hurting so badly right now. But please know that as someone who has shared the same kind of loss. I really do understand your pain and what you are going throught right now and hope that in some small way just knowing that some one has you in their heart and prayers helps to ease your pain and suffering.
Joycesan antonio, TX
Well Thomas is my cousin. I remember him and his contagious laugh. I loved to visit and play with him. Taylor and Thomas and Chloe use to fight over who would sleep with me when I would stay. I love these boys with all my heart and I am thankful to God for allowing them to bless me in so many ways..
Tiffany GosnellAtlanta, GA
Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our heart breaks with you.
James, Cheryl and Haylee Renfro
Cheryl Tuckness RenfroUvalde, TX
You and your family will be in my payers.
Barbara CavenderCollege Station, TX
Bob, Dana, Chloe, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Luana JarvisColorado Springs, CO
My deepest sympathy.
Larry MilsteadUvalde, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Margaret Price
John and Margaret PricePort Aransas, TX
My short time as librarian at Sabinal was very memorable. Mostly because of the senior class and students like Thomas. His smile could charm anyone and he had a real zest for life. I remember him joking with me about why all of the students were suddenly reading books from the library, and I told him it was because I knew what books were cool. I asked him if hed read just one to humor me, and he said he would. When he was finished he told me I was right, the book was hilarious. That will always be a great memory for me. May everyone remember the good things about Thomas and Taylors time with the ones they loved.
Keri DodsonHondo, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God bless you with His strength and peace at this time.
Tina, Kevin, Judge, Chase, and Clair ChristiansenHondo, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May God comfort each one.
Love and Prayers
Barbara NeutzeUvalde, TX
May God bless you at this difficult time ... I will keep yall in my prayers
Jo annsan antonio, TX
May God surround you with his Spirit and Grace as you go through this difficult time. Our thought and prayers are with you
Bobby Terry StuderUvalde, TX
Thomas and I grew very close just this past year, but had been good friends through Derick DSpain since 8th grade. We shared numerous memories from rivalry school events, double dates, Alpine nights, and so on. Lord knows he was always an awesome friend to me, as well as all his other friends. He had a big soft heart and his hand was always out to help others. I will miss his spunk and clever comebacks. Oh and those stories hed tell me time and time again.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Mr. Mrs. Nunley and Chloe as well. As always, I am only a phone call away if there is anything I can do for you all.
And Thomas.. I love you bud. You know I miss you already.
Janine RexBrackettville, TX
WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY YOUR TRAGIC LOSS OF YOUR SONS. THE ENTIRE RANCHING FAMILIES IN TEXAS ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
WALTER AND TERI SCHREINER
YO RANCH, KERRVILLE
WALTER SCHREINERMT. HOME, TEXAS, TX
May God give you strength in this time of need. I will keep both The Nunley boys in my prayers.
Mandy RamirezSabinal, TX
Dear Bob, Dana, and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fred and Dianne
Fred L. GraffHondo, TX
I am so sorry for your loss, my heart and prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in peace.
J. D. Beeson deputy game wardenFreer, TX
To the Nunley and Winkle families
We are so heartbroken over your tragic loss. Please know we are thinking and praying for you all.
Tommy and Kathy ThompsonUvalde, TX
Dear Dana, Bob and Chloe,
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your boys will be missed
former FVS faculty
Lauren MaleskyNew York City, NY
Our deepest condolences to your family. Thomas and Taylor will be greatly missed. May the Lord give you strength during these hard times.
HernandezSandoval FamilySabinal, TX
Dear Nunley Family,
My deepest sympathies for your tragic loss, my prayers are for you.
Linda SchraderSan Antonio, TX
With deepest sympathy and a prayer for peace that surpasses all understanding.
The Pepper Family
Lane PepperCorpus Christi, TX
I am so sorry for your familys loss. Thomas was a great guy, I spent 2 weeks in Europe with him on the people to people trip. He was one who could make anyones day better. I miss him already. Praying for your family.
Amanda SchneiderSan Antonio, TX
Praying for the Nunley Family, we are so very sorry for your loss.
Travis Sandra BurnettMathis, TX
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May God grant you strength to move forward.
the Martinez family
nora martinezuvalde, TX
My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Shirley HicksBoerne, TX
There are no words to express how sorry we are that you have suffered such a tragic loss. We pray that God will lift you up, give you comfort and peace. May God bless you and keep you in his care.
Bobbie Woodward, Carl and Matt JonesSan Antonio, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
God be with you.
Tracy Roberts JacksonCibolo, TX
My heart and prayers are with you During this time May god be with you always
Jennifer davisSabinal, TX
Im so sorry
jerry pricecolorado springs, CO
We are very sorry for your tragic loss. Your families are all in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace at this time.
Mario,Shannon,Mario III, LermaRichmond, TX
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Hayes West, West Cattle Company Rancho Escondido Marfa Texas
Hayes and Michelle WestMarfa, TX
You were an outstanding young man. Rest in Peace.
Leann Cuppes and Family, TX
The John G. Dooley Family sends our heartfelt condolences to all your family.
Jonnye Glee DooleyUvalde, TX
My deepest sympathy at this time. May God bless you with comfort and peace.
Joni Shuman and family
Joni ShumanSan Angelo, TX
My prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
The community of Brackettville feels your loss. If I can help you in any way, I am here for you.
I know your sons were wonderful young men, and will today be in Heaven. hang in there,
Taylor StephensonBrackettville, TX
Dana you and your family are in our prayers. May God comfort you at this time
JayCarla Bennett, AL
Bob, Dana and family,
I wish I had words to say that could ease your pain.....but there are none. I am so very sorry. My love and prayers are with you all.
Karoline CoffeyPleasant Hill, MO
Your entire family has my prayers and deepest sympathy.
Helen Davis Cates, AL
My deepest condolences to the Nunley family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless you.
Melba RomoSan Antonio, TX
Dear Bobby and Dana. I am so sadden about the loss of your sons. I remember watching them grow when I was building Richards house. Your will always be in our prayers . I got the call on Saturday in Marfa on the 101 ranch, about a hundred yards from your fence line. Looked to the Barlite and prayed for your families. May God Bless the Nunleys
Tommy taitUvalde, AL
Our condolences and prayers for the family at this time of loss.
Douglas and Lisa SmithSan Angelo, TX
So very sorry for your familys loss. I know Thomas will be missed by many. My deepest condolences.
Trudy MahanSabinal, TX
Bob, Dana, and Chloe,
Please know that I am thinking of you and your family and friends in this tragic time. The boys were so family and communityoriented that their loss is felt by many.
Jennifer BuckleyColorado Springs, CO
We are at a loss for words...There is nothing that can be said to ease your pain or hurt. Your sons are very special children of God. When they are taken so young, it is impossible for fully understand why...May the Lord cover you with his hands of comfort and may you find some peace. We are so vey sorry for what has happened to your precious fanily.
Joe and Paula RodriguezGeorgetown, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nunley family.
Jerri McDonaldFort Worth, TX
My heart an prayers are with the Nunley family at this terrible time.
Carrie Massey GassLeakey, TX
We extend our deepest sympathies to your family.
Joe and Jennifer Marks
Joe MarksSabinal, TX
So very sorry for your loss.
Vivian OgdenSabinal, TX
our hearts and prayers go out to you in this time of need,Thomas will be missed by us all
Bobby NelsonUvalde, TX
You were such an awesome young man. You were so driven in all aspects of your life. It was such an honor having you on my PIPs team and GT classes as well as in my math class. You always had a hug for me no matter how busy you were and I will miss that so much. Whether it was at church or after a game, you always took time for me. Thank you. May you rest in peace as you are laid to rest at your beautiful ranch. You will be greatly missed.
Glenda HaynesSabinal, TX
Peggy and I have you in our prays.
Bill BendeleHondo, TX
Praying that God grant you strength.
Richard Grill, TX
May God comfort you in this difficult time
Elva Zach JusticeSabinal, TX
You and your entire family will be in our prayers. May you feel Gods love and support.
Will and Jody Elrod
Jody ElrodUvalde, TX
Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss of Taylor and Thomas. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you all at this time.
Denise Rice KerrLytle, TX
Our prayers are with you.
Jimmy Rutledge, TX