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December 30, 2013

Leo T. Nunley

1943 — 2013

DUNCAN — Born in Duncan, the middle of three brothers, Leo joined the Navy after graduating high school in 1961. He traveled abroad, serving the Navy, seeing many sights that he had stories about.

Stationed four years in Japan, where his two children were born. After returning to the states, he was stationed in New Jersy and California before being stationed at Bremerton Naval Base in 1982, which became his permanent residence.

Retired as Master Chief in 1991 after serving 30 years. Drove a school bus for South Kitsap from 1991 to 2003. He was remarried in 2001 to Barbara Cherry.

He loved to travel in his RV, camp, fish, crab and shrimp in the Hood Canal. Cmp hosted at Twanoh State Park for six summers — met many wonderful people in his time there. He was working on a goal of building fishing poles from scratch for the kids and grandkids.

Preceded in death by his mother, infant daughter and late wife Sandy.

He is survived by his father TK Nunley of Duncan; two brothers, Jerry of Oklahoma and L.E. of Kentucky; son Michael of Allyn; daughter Jenifer Collins of Portland, Ore.; wife Barbara; step-children Barbie, Jessa, Talyn, of the Port Orchard area, and Jenny of Tennessee; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life and  reception was Saturday, Dec. 28 at Rill’s Life Tribute Center. A memorial webpage can be accessed at www.rill.com. Memorial contributions can be made to the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ building fund.

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