Paul Nunley

June 15 1962 - April 17 2024

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Visitation :

John Quint Treboni Funeral Home
Saturday April 20th 2024 4-7 pm

1177 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43212



Graveside Service
Saturday April 27th 2024 at 3:00 pm

Wallace Memorial
Cemetery Inc.
Clintonville , WV 24931


Friends and Family are asked to meet at the Chapel at the Cemetery

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Paul David Nunley, 61, passed away peacefully April 17, 2024 at home in Columbus, Ohio. He was born June 15, 1962 in Morgantown, WV to Robert and Ramona Nunley, the third of four children. He spent his early years growing up in the Tyler Mountain area of Dunbar, WV where he attended Tyler Elementary, Andrew Jackson Jr. High, and Dunbar High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The University of Charleston in 1984, where he was also a proud member of ZBT fraternity. While working he completed a degree in Engineering Physics at The Ohio State University in 1990. His desire to pursue a teaching career, following in both parents footsteps, led him to a Masters of Science in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University in 1994. He worked in the private sector at various stages in his career, but then finally settled into his lifelong passion of teaching. His academic career took him to University of Charleston, Ohio State, West Georgia, and Columbus State. Paul had many passions outside teaching, from travel as evidenced by his extensive library of photos from diverse places to whitewater rafting, to just being in and enjoying the outdoors as an amazing and wonderful place to be. But his true passion were his friends and family, and he valued his time and interaction with his many "brothers and sisters" from college, his academic colleagues, and countless friends from Columbus and other places he interacted with and traveled with on many occasions. It ranged from trips to Europe and the Caribbean, to championships with his darts team and the appropriately named "Maggots" softball team (including his infamous inside the park home run!) He mentored countless students and learned from them as well. No matter what he did, if he was with friends, family, or students he could be counted on to enjoy it and to especially pass that joy on to those around him. Paul is survived by his brothers, Mark (Michelle) Nunley of Clarksville, Indiana and Mike (Belu) Nunley of Estero, Florida; sister, Laura (Joe) Stafford of Charleston, West Virginia, and numerous nieces, nephews, as well as being GUncle (Great Uncle) Paul to many as well. Friends may visit on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the John Quint Treboni Funeral Home, 1177 W 5th Ave Columbus, Ohio 43212 from 4-7 pm. There will be a Graveside Service and burial on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville, West Virginia at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Paul's memory to the American Cancer Society.

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Condolences for Paul Nunley

From : Alissa
To : Uncle Paul
Date: April 18th 2024

Will miss the “supreme pig” always!!!
From : Denise
To : Paul
Date: April 18th 2024

I always appreciated your kind and gentle spirit.
From : Evan
To : Paul
Date: April 18th 2024

I’ll never forget our time spent together at Market District. Paul, you were the best of the best in the deli game and I always looked forward to working alongside you. Thanks for everything you did for us and you will not be forgotten.
From : Mochito Ishii of Japan
To : Paul
Date: April 18th 2024

I am saddened to hear of your passing. You and your family have a special place in my heart and prayers. You will be missed but not forgotten. Rest In Peace.
From : Kimberly Yeager Eagle
To : Paul
Date: April 18th 2024

My college friend who introduced me to Neil Young. As students of the professors on campus, we shared a special bond. Rest in Peace.
From : Kim Hoover Gibson
To : Paul Nunley
Date: April 18th 2024

One of my favorite ZBT brothers. You were so kind & fun. I've never forgotten that. Heaven gained a beautiful Angel. May you be at peace.
From : Lisa Beard Galperin
To : Paul
Date: April 18th 2024

Paul you were my friend when I lived on Japonica. We played red rover, caught lightening bugs and laid in soft grass looking at the night sky. Paul I am thankful for our friendship. May your memories bring your family peace. Thank you Paul for being my friend! 💙
From : Caroline Breitenberger
To : Nunley family
Date: April 19th 2024

I am saddened to hear of Paul's passing. He was a kind and sensitive teacher who loved to engage his students both in and out of the classroom. He will be sorely missed.
From : Teena
To : Paul
Date: April 19th 2024

I’ll always remember Paul’s friendly nature and warm smile. He was a kindhearted and gentle person and will be missed.
From : Jim and Debbie ODell
To : Nunley Family
Date: April 21st 2024

We are so glad we had the opportunity to meet Paul, what super person. May God comfort your heart, we will certainly keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
From : Pam Hunt
To : Paulie
Date: April 22nd 2024

Though our time together didn’t end in marriage, I’ll always remember the love we shared. Paul was kind and gentle, and we shared memories that are forever etched in our hearts. God bless your soul, Paul. You will always be remembered.
From : Betsy WrobelBoerner
To : The Nunley Family
Date: April 26th 2024

Paul was a wonderful soul and will be sorely missed by many (including me😔).
From : Anna and Madan Bhasin
To : Michael and Belu Nunley
Date: April 28th 2024

Our deepest condolences on your Loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace Paul.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏