Thursday, July 23, 2015 Reginald Layton Nunnery, Jr. (1951-1987)

Reginald Layton Nunnery, Jr., was born on 12 October 1951 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Reginald Layton and Justella (Autin) Nunnery.

He married Wanda Sue Nehlig on 28 November 1981 in St. Bernard Parish, Lousiana. She was the mother of one daughter. In 1984 Reginald and Wanda Sue had a son, who they named Quinten Emile Nunnery. He was married at least once previously and had three children, Laura Ann, Victoria Ann, and Thomas Layton Nunnery before marrying Wanda Sue.

On 15 May 1987 Reginald was killed in an automobile accident in which he was the passenger. He was 35 years old at the time of his death. He was interred at Amite Memorial Gardens in Amite, Louisiana.

As published in the Times-Picayune

St. Bernard man is killed as truck plunges into canal

A St. Bernard man was killed Friday night when the pickup truck he was riding in plunged into a canal, authorities said.

The dead man was identified by State Police Troop B investigators as Reginald L. Nunnery, 35, of Route 1, Box 284-H, St. Bernard community.

Nunnery was in a 1972 Chevrolet pickup being driven by Troy L. Naquin, 17, 300 Island Road, Montegut. The accident occurred at about 7:55 p.m. when the vehicle left the roadway on Louisiana 46 near Torres Drive, hit a tree and careened into a canal, State Police said.

Nunnery died at the scene, police said.

Naquin, who was not seriously injured, was booked by State Police at the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office with driving while intoxicated, driving without a driver's license, failure to maintain control of a vehicle and vehicular homicide, police said.

As published in the Times-Picayune on 17 May 1987.

Times-Picayune, 17 May 1987
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1935-1993 Reginald L. Nunnery (Independence, LA)
US, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Find A Grave Memorial #43669342
US, Social Security Application and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 436-78-3872
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 436-78-3872; Issue State: Louisiana; Issue Date: 1966

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