Russell Lee Nunley passed from this life on Nov. 12, 2018, in Priest River, Idaho, at his home. As he had requested, he passed in the arms of his loving wife, Dee.
He was the last child born and a welcome addition to the family of Herbert and Hazel Nunley on January 13, 1951, in Butte, Mont. He joined siblings Marge Elser, Ron Nunley, Ellen Cron, Lola Childers and Robert Nunley. Only his sister, Ellen, survives him.
He loved his children dearly, all of whom survive him: Colton Nunley, Monica Nunley, Melissa (Fred) Lynch, Jason Nunley and Noel Merino. Those who were fortunate enough to call him grandpa survive him as well. He adored each one of them: Lucius, Daiya, Memphis, Terrell and Brooklyn.
He had expressed sorrow for leaving behind many family members and dear friends that he was unable to say good bye to including in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and past partners.
Russell was an easy guy to love and therefore will be missed by many many friends. He was retired from Salt Lake City Corporation Engineering Division and will be remembered fondly by his co-workers.
He was married to DeAnne (Dee) Meadows July 4, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon his retirement he, Dee and Colton moved to Priest River, where they built their home together and became a part of a loving and welcoming community where many friendships were created.
As baseball, football, and basketball were the sports of his youth, golf became his passion after retirement. He loved the game and the guys that he played it with.
Russell loved life and his soul thrived until the day it had to take flight from his cancer ridden body. He has been and will continue to be missed by all who had the opportunity to know and love him. We invite you to join us in a celebration of his life on June 22, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the Ranch Club Golf Course in Priest River on the beautiful hole number 3 where Russ got his one and only “hole in one.”
Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Priest River is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at shermancampbell.com.