William "Lawson" Lawson Nunley Jr.

January 13, 1978August 29, 2019

William Lawson "Lawson" Nunley Jr., 41, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away August 29, 2019 at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Lawson was the son of the late William Lawson “Doug” Nunley Sr. and Agnes Marie Atohi Nunley and was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Marie Atohi and William Lee Nunley, and a nephew, Christian Lee Nunley.

Lawson his survived by his brother, Matthew Christian Nunley of Jacksonville, FL, his paternal grandmother, Wilma Jean Nunley of Athens, TN, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends. Lawson was a special person and loved everyone and everyone loved him. He will be greatly and sadly missed by all who knew him.

A Visitation will be held from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg, FL 32068. Graveside services will follow at 12:00pm at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Holly Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 3601 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg, FL 32068.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


William "Lawson" Lawson Nunley Jr.

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Divine Pintucan Gann

September 13, 2019

I am so sad to hear you have left us, but I know you're in good hands with our almighty Father in Heaven. I will always remember you. You were so sweet and kind during track practice. Always reassuring me I'm doing great even when I felt like a failure. You practiced with me a few times since I was like the "outcast" on track & field. I never felt like I "fitted" in but you were always there to make me feel comfortable. I admire your work ethic and love your good heart. You always showed love to others even when they were undeserving. You showed me Jesus through you. Jesus always loved others regardless of their character. You were my Jesus with flesh. We will miss and love you always! 💝

Patricia Yoe

September 13, 2019

I have know Lawson and his family for over 20 years. I remember him helping his Dad umpire baseball games and help work the fields at WDYA. He will be missed.

Adele Roupp

September 13, 2019

Lawson - so very sorry 💖💖. Still have the picture from New Year’s Eve. Love you still. I know you are right with Dad and everyone has their arms around you. 😘😘

Christine Dixon

September 10, 2019

Lawson was a very dear friend of mine I cherish my friendship with him I've never met such a sweet beautiful person in my life the love that he had four people and God was unbelievable I'm in so much sorrow for the loss of his life for his family and friends myself as well I know he is with his father in Heaven we had many prayers together laughter and conversations about how much he loved God I guess God needed another angel he picked a beautiful flowers to take to heaven he took one of my most beautiful flowers that I knew as a friend he will be sadly missed😭😭😭

Vonda(Sunshine) Lee

September 10, 2019

William, you will truly be missed. I enjoyed working with you at Nas kept a smile so bright and was so courteous to everyone you encountered . I will definitely miss you.

Shawn Haugabrook

September 10, 2019

William was a sweet and free spirited person. He always knew how to make people laugh even on their worst day. He will truly be missed. I am just grateful that God allowed him to be in my path .

Elizabeth Hartschlag Burke

September 10, 2019

I am sad to hear you have left us but I know your sweet momma had her arms open to greet you in heaven.

Rest peacefully Lawson.

Kenya Parker

September 9, 2019

He will truly be missed. Such a warm and kind hearted spirit. Always friendly and happy. We need more people in the world like Lawson!

Tronda Hills

September 9, 2019

I remember working with Lawson a.k.a (POPPA)at Nas Mcdonald he was the best at running the drive-thru talking about his favorite team Gators and Buffalo Bills he will be truly missed...

Twilla Burns

September 9, 2019

I knew William because he worked on NAS Jacksonville. He will be truly missed. I admired his work ethic and how genuinely friendly and compassionate he was while at work. He definitely left a loving footprint in this world and the world needs more beautiful souls like William. My condolences to the family.