Mickey Nunley, 80, of Snyder, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at Cogdell Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Hill Baptist Church with Kinney Robinson officiating. A private family graveside service followed at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation was held from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born to Gerald and Murle Nunley on Oct. 25, 1938 in Jermyn and was reared in Graham. Mickey and JoAnn Thompson were married on Jan., 4 1958. He was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone company and they made their home in Snyder, where he has been very active in civic affairs.
He served as President of Snyder Jaycees and Vice President of Texas Jaycee in 1968 and 1969.
In September 1969 Mickey became manager of Snyder Chamber of Commerce and in 1976 he resigned to become Vice President of Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railroad. He was elected President in 1977.
He also served as President of National Railcar & RS&P Railroad, Inc. He sold his interest in these companies and became Vice President of Snyder National Bank in June 1982.
He was also President of Scurry County Historical Commission, Vice President of West Texas Rehabilitation Center, President of Scurry County Boy’s Club (Outstanding Coach in 1965), Vice President of Snyder High School Quarterback Club and served as Sgt. at Arms for Toastmasters. He was also an active member of Snyder City council and Vice President of Snyder County Club.
During the summer he was an instructor for A&M Fireman’s Training School as volunteer for Snyder Fire Department he received fireman of the year in 1966.
Throughout his professional career he was owner and operator of several small businesses around Snyder including; National Fuel and Lubricants, Industrial Hose and Supply, The Plaza Truck Stop and the Handi Mart.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Nunley of the home; a daughter Rhonda Bratton and husband R. Louis of Austin and a son, Rollen Nunley of Snyder. Five grandchildren including Brooks Nunley and wife Karis of Friendswood; Emma Maynard and husband Austin of San Antonio; Hannah Temple and husband Jordan of Austin; Sarabeth Bratton and fiancé Stephen Dellert of Austin; and Lilian Bratton of Austin.
Four great-grandchildren including Zaylee Nunley, Jaxson Nunley, Maycee Belle Nunley, Hailey Temple, and soon to be Major Maynard of San Antonio. Two sisters Judy Smith of Graham and Gaye Steadham of Graham. He was proceeded in death by a sister Glenda Adams of Cloudcroft, N.M. and a brother, Gerry Bob Nunley of Graham.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and hospice at Cogdell Memorial Hospital for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made at West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene, Cogdell Memorial Hospice, or charity of choice.