Joseph Taylor Nunley, age 22, of Sabinal, Texas, died Saturday, July, 28, 2012. Taylor Nunley and his brother Thomas Nunley died tragically in an automobile after lunch in route to their Coyote Ranch near Sabinal, Texas.
Taylor was born July 17, 1990 in Sabinal, Texas. He is the son of Dana and Robert Nunley, Jr. Taylor graduated from high school at Fountain Valley School of Colorado. Taylor was a ranchers son. Since diapers he only wanted to ride with his father on the ranch. He loved his ranches, cattle, wildlife, and he knew what he wanted to do with his life, which was to be a full time rancher and help his family. Taylor was an avid hunter and fisherman and a skilled outdoorsman. He enjoyed tournament bay and gulf fishing with his family off Port Aransas.
Taylor was an Eagle Scout. At age 21 he returned to scouting as an assistant scout leader. Taylor also served as Revaldina District FFA Vice President. Taylor will be sorely missed by his many friends.
Taylor attended Texas Tech University and Sul Ross State University in Uvalde and was enrolled to finish college at Texas State University in San Marcos in the fall.
Taylor 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. Internment at the Coyote Ranch. .
Pallbearers will be, Katie Bales, Weldon Haynes, Vic Hilderbran, Benjamin Huddleston, Gatlyn McGee, Olin Moore and Heath Sutherland. 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 the Camp Fawcett Foundation, co First State Bank of Uvalde, P O Box 1908 Uvalde, Texas 78802.
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, Laura, Tyler, Georgia and Isabella Godwin
Wesley GodwinLeague City, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. He seemed a wonderful young man.
Dr. Ira BlantonAlpine, TX
A mis queridos amigosto my cared for friends,
Taylor was ever the gentleman, kind, thoughtful and determined to learn Spanish with me. I will never forget him. Mi ms sentido psamemy deepest condolences for you and your extended families.
Pat KuleColorado Springs, CO
Taylor was such a loving boy. He was always so dear and sweet. He loved and had such a love for the ranch. His smile would make you smile and for me it always will. I love them both dearly and I thank God for giving me two handsome and loving cousins. I will see you again one dayWish I was able to come say goodbye and be with the family but I will come to the ranch as soon as I can..
Tiffany GosnellAtlanta, GA
Our prayers are with you and your family
Cheryl RenfroUvalde, TX
My deapest sympathy to you and all the family. There is no greater loss than one of a child.
Barbara CavenderCollege Station, TX
Bob, Dana, Chloe, please know that you and your family our in hearts and prayers. We will forever miss them.
Luana JarvisColorado Springs, CO
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. May our heavenly father give you the strength to
endure this pain.
Polly FloresUvalde, TX
My deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of your sons.
Larry MilsteadUvalde, TX
Dana..there are no words that will take away or ease the pain that you and your family are feeling right now. The loss of Taylor and Thomas has created a void in your lives and the lives of everyone who knew them that can never be filled. They were both amazing young men and I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to know them and to have had them in my classroom. I have fond memories of each of them that I will cherish always. I truly understand your loss Dana, and my prayers are with you. May God bless you.
Mary JonesLeakey, TX
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers in this tragic time of loss.
Peace be with you.
Ann, Roan and Creed
Ann MatthewsCharlotte, TX
May God Bless You at this time of need. I will keep yall in my prayers
Joannsan antonio, TX
So sorry for your loss. I will keep The Nunley family in my prayers.
Mandy RamirezSabinal, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fred and Dianne Graff
Fred L. GraffHondo, TX
My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May he rest in peace.
J. D.Beeson deputy game wardenFreer, TX
To the Nunley and Winkle families
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Tommy and Kathy ThompsonUvalde, TX
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
HernandezSandoval FamilySabinal, TX
With deepest sympathy and a prayer for peace that surpasses all understanding.
The Pepper Family
Lane PepperCorpus Christi, TX
Our condolences go out to your family. May God give you strength in this most difficult time.
the Martinez family
nora martinezUvalde, TX
My family extends our deepest sympathy at this time. Prayers for you all to receive Gods peace and comfort.
Joni Shuman and family
Joni ShumanSan Angelo, TX
The Thompson and Mauldin families extend our most sincere condolences and prayers for all of your family. We truly are hurting in Utopia upon learning the tragic news. We are praying that Gods comfort and peace by the Holy Spirit minister to you.
Nancy ThompsonUtopia, TX
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
You were an admirable young man. Rest in Peace.
Leann Cuppes and Family, TX
The John G. Dooley Family sends our heartfelt condolences to all of your family.
Jonnye Glee DooleyUvalde, TX
God Bless and keep you in your time of need
Jay Carla Bennett, AL
Your entire family has my prayers and deepest sympathy.
Helen Davis Cates, AL
My deepest sympathy at the loss of your precious sons. My son, Nick Westerman, spoke fondly and often of the good times with Taylor at Texas Tech and on several hunting adventures in South Texas. Taylor and no doubt, Thomas, were obviously exceptionally fine young men who will be sorely missed. My prayer for you is to always cherish the gift you were given and to keep their spirit alive always.
KarenSan Antonio, TX
Our condolences and prayers for the family at this time of loss.
Douglas and Lisa SmithSan Angelo, 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
So very sorry for your familys loss. I know Thomas will be missed by many. My deepest condolences.
Trudy MahanSabinal, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nunley family.
Jerri McDonaldFort Worth, TX
My thoughts an prayers are with the Family at this terrible time .
Carrie Massey GassLEAKEY, TX
We extend our deepest sympathies.
Joe and Jennifer Marks
Joe MarksSabinal, TX
So very sorry for your loss.
Vivian OgdenSabinal, TX
We will miss the boys, our prayers are with you all
Bobby Nelson, TX
You will be missed so much Taylor. I saw you grow up as you ventured through elementary school on my PIPs team and in GT, on the secondary campus in my math class and my sponsoring class. I also watched you grow up at church. Brittany loved having you in class as you willingly agitated the teachers and classmates. May you rest in peace on your Coyote Ranch. You will be a huge loss to your family and Sabinal. God bless.
Glenda HaynesSabinal, TX
Our prayer is for you and your entire family to be able to feel Gods loving arms wrapped around you with loving support.
Will and Jody Elrod
Jody ElrodUvalde, TX
There are no words to tell you how heavy my heart is over the loss of your precious sons. Im so very sorry.
Pam LewisKerrville, TX
Our prayers are with you.
Jimmy Rutledge, TX