BLYTHEWOOD - Richard Allen Nunnery Jr., 74, husband of Mary Jones Nunnery, died on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at his home in Blythewood.

Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Richard Allen Nunnery Sr. and Tressie Windham Nunnery. Mr. Nunnery was a retired supervisor with Santee Print Works.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years of Blythewood; a daughter, Leanne Gallo of Blythewood; two sisters, Ruby Lilze and Dianne Griffin, both of Sumter; a grandson, Hampton Gallo; and a special niece, Paige Jones Bennett.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Julia Horton.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the chapel of Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Smoke Kanipe officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.