William Nunnery
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William R. Nunnery, 87, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Signature Healthcare Hospice facility in Cleveland.

A lifelong fight with diabetes has ended. He was born on Oct. 22, 1925, in Stedman, N.C.

He was married to Flora Laws for 66 years. They were married in Rossville, Ga., Sept. 17, 1946.

He served as a minister and bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy his entire life. He held numerous positions in the church, including as pastor in North Carolina and Maryland, and then as state overseer in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Iowa, Delaware, New Jersey and Kansas. His last pastorate was at age 79 for 2 ½ years in Bonnettsville, N.C.

His only hobby was as an admirer and trader of automobiles and trucks. His family believes he owned or traded more than 100 vehicles in his lifetime and had a very keen memory of each one.

Survivors include his wife, Flora Laws Nunnery, of Cleveland; daughter, June Nunnery Metaxas and husband, Tassos; daughter, Jean Nunnery Demchak and husband, David; son, Jerry Nunnery and wife, Brynna; daughter, Jennifer Nunnery Hare and husband, Steve; his grandchildren: Juston and Jordan Nunnery, Jacqueline Hagy, Paul and Stephen Metaxas, Steven Hare, and Kate Demchak; his brothers: Robert and Preston Nunnery; and sisters: Rachel Bennett, Vernie Faircloth and Sadie Bigsby of Stedman, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at Peerless Road Church, 1200 Davis Drive N.W., Cleveland at the intersection of Raider Drive and Peerless Road, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 11 a.m.

The family will be at the church for visitation between 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on that day.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Society through www.diabetes.org as a Memorial Donation.

The family extends appreciation and gratitude to the Signature Healthcare Hospice team for their care of our father.

Arrangements are being handled by Grissom Funeral Home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Nunnery family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.