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Osee William Nunnally
November 24, 1952 - June 30, 2021

Mr. Osee William Nunnally, Jr., went to be with the Lord June 30, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 68 years, 7 months and 6 days.  He was a loving husband, dad, gramps, brother, and friend.  He adored his wife, girls, sons-in-law, grandkids and great grandson.  Osee was born Monday, November 24, 1952 to Osee Sr. and Mary Sue Smithson Nunnally in Jonesboro.  He worked for the Coca Cola Company for over 20 years, then he worked for Tom’s and Lance for many years.         He was a hunter and fisherman.  He loved taking his grandkids hunting and fishing.  They will cherish their fond memories of their time with him.  He always put a smile on their faces.  Osee wasn’t afraid to die, he had made peace with where he was going.  But he didn’t want to leave his beloved family.  He will be missed.  As you left Osee after a visit he would always say “call if you need me” and he meant it.  Those words we will hear no more but they will always be remembered.  He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Jay and Ella Smithson and George and Ada Nunnally; one sister, Patsy Williams and one brother, Osee Lee Nunnally.       He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sandy Robertson Nunnally; two daughters, Christy (Greg) Whitlock of Trumann and Misty (Donnie) Lee of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Tiffany (Brett) Difani, Matthew (Megan) Whitlock and Dylan Matney; one brother, George (Beth) Nunnally of Bentonville; six sisters, Brenda (Jackie) Moon of Bay, Betty Nunnally Kendrick of Trumann, JoAnn (Roy) Xanders of Jonesboro, Diann (Jimmy) Moss of Trumann, Shirley Hogan of Louisiana, and Elaine Nunnally of Memphis; one uncle James Smithson of Olive Branch; great-grandkids, Braxton Difani, and one on the way Beckham Difani (due in November); and also a special bonus daughter Starla Toddy. The family will receive friends Friday, July 2, 2021 from 5-7 at Thompson Funeral Home. Celebration of Life will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Jernigan, Rev. John Honeycutt, and Rev. Gary Barker. officiating.   Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR.                                                              Honored to serve as pallbearers are his great nephews, Jackson Hendrix, Cody Hendrix, Garrett Winchester, Trey Nunnally, Grant Nunnally, William Nunnally, and Drake Richie.          In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be observed.       An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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July 2, 2021
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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July 3, 2021
10:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Tamera Leatherwood, Trumann says

    Continued thoughts and prayer for you all.

  2. Susan Marie White, Trumann says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you. Susan M. White

  3. Beth Presley , Little Rock, Arkansas says

    For Osee and all of your family, we remember you from junior high and senior high school! Memories. Beth and Donald Presley

  4. Austin and Sharon Missey, Duncan, OK says

    Praying for you all today and through the difficult days ahead. May God give you comfort, peace, and rest. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. Love you ??

  5. Lou Anne Moon, Jonesboro,Ar. says

    So sorry,praying for all family members,Osee was a good man.

  6. Lynn Osment, Trumann says

    Sandy, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to each of you. ??????????????????????

  7. Darline Nance Casey , Memphis says

    My condolences to Osee’s family.??????

  8. Brenda Colbert, Bay AR says

    Sandy So sorry for your loss, prayers for your family. Love, Brenda Griffith Colbert

  9. Tony Humphrey , Birmingham, AL says

    Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Just know that I will be praying for you and your family. It’s times like these that we have to lean on the Precious Holy Spirit to truly comfort our hearts. Because of the hope of the resurrection, we know that one day we will be reunited with family and friends. It’s going to be a glorious reunion.

  10. Pete and Margaret Ann Parenti, Rogers, AR says

    Osee was a good friend and a great fishing and hunting companion.

  11. Sandra Baker Clauss, Jena, La says

    Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him. Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  12. Stan Cragg, Conway, AR says

    Condolences to all of Osee’s family and friends. Peaceful rest, ole pal!

  13. Sherry Wright Pfeifer, Columbia MO says

    Such fond memories of Osee! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

  14. Linda Moore, Trumann says

    Prays of comfort to the Nunnally family.

  15. Johnnie Kendall Mitchusson, Star City, Arkansas says

    Sending condolences

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