Silvie “Cotton” Nunley, 84, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away June 7, 2022, at his residence. He was born October 18, 1937, in Brewsterdale, West Virginia, to the late Ezra Linkous Nunley and Nellie Bowman Nunley.
He was a dedicated employee of Stanley Furniture for thirty plus years. He sponsored St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, was a member of the NRA, and loved to hunt. In his spare time, you could see him in his chair eating a fudge round.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Hattie Stevenson; and grandson, Richard Lee Boyce, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Bartfai Nunley; daughters, Mandy Ayers (David), Melody Martin (Todd), Melena Roberson (Jon); son, Shannon Nunley (Amy); brother, Corbie Nunley; grandchildren, Malachi Mabe, Kelsey Tinsley, Kailea Martin, Breyer Martin, Caden Ayers, Carter (Mowgli) Ayers, Chanae McMasters, Jocelyn Roberson, Samantha Tuggle, Mary Katherine Boyce; great grandchildren, Carson Dickerson, Paisley Witt, Olivia Dickerson, Paityn McMasters, Landen McMasters, Amy Jo Spencer, Shyann Ring, Ava Spencer, Richard Lee Boyce, III, and Elizabeth Boyce.
The funeral will be held Friday, June 10, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Wright Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Melton Roberson officiating and Eulogist, Ray Craiger. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.