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The PASSING OF A HERO
 


DANIEL WEBSTER NUNN... our friend.

We just called him Danny... most people in Sacramento knew who you were talking about when you did. He was affectionately known as Webster by his childhood friends and family but the stature and character of the man never allowed me to take that liberty.  His lifetime of service to country, community, church and family will truly be missed.

Sunrise: February 14, 1924
Sunset: October 16, 2003

 

 


 
[The Purple Heart Medal] A decorated veteran
A loving family man
An exemplary citizen
A devoted Christian

We first met Danny when he volunteered for a Community Watch project.  A police officer who knew him had suggested we meet and team up.  Danny was a volunteer on the civilian team made up of ham radio operators and serious neighborhood watch folks. Danny was the kind of man that could never say "no" when neighbors asked for help. 

According to his obituary, Danny was born in Wheatly, Arkansas. He moved with his older sisters Bobbie Lee "Albert" and Viola "Peoples" along with his younger brother Wince Jr. to Dewey, Oklahoma.

Danny took an early interest in community involvement, and to remember him would be to recognize that he was a true patriot and man of God. He accepted Christ at a young age and found a home for his faith at Paradise Missionary Baptist Church of Sacramento.

Preceded in death by his siblings and daughter Julia Elizabeth Armstrong,  he leaves to mourn his beloved wife Juanita (Turk) of nearly fifty-five years, and their family: daughters Wanda Myr Helen Daniel, Deborah Louise Thompson (Pastor Kevin), Greta Jean Howard, Colette Michelle Landau, and two sons Stephen Llewellyn, and John Nunn. Danny leaves behind a family too numerous to mention from coast to coast.

He prided himself on maintaining a safe neighborhood for families, drug free, and clean. Working with the Sacramento Police Department in a volunteer capacity, he called on neighbors to help clean up the crime in Glen Elder. He served on the Sacramento Area Economic Opportunity Council.

Danny would brace with pride when we talked about Veterans. He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1660, he served the post in many capacities from post Commander to Sergeant at Arms. His career spanned both the US Army in World War II and later, the US Air Force.

Before retiring from the Air Force he'd become involved with the Red Cross as a Disaster Volunteer. Actively participating in some of the largest relief efforts in Northern California he made sure the daily need for blood donations were met. He also belonged to the volunteer group known as Sacramento's Search Alert and Rescue.

Danny was a Ham radio operator, using his family home as a MARS (Military Affiliate Radio System) radio station. He served as an officer in the Fraternal Order of Masons David's lodge. In his later years he became a Shriner, donating his time as a greeter at "Shriners Children's Hospital of Sacramento". He held the post of Liaison for the VFW and the veterans in his vicinity, getting their needs met.

There are few who will forget Danny's Salmon run, a yearly event designed to bring salmon from the hatchery to anyone that asked. Danny was well known for collecting and distribution food to the needy in neighborhoods beyond his own.

Interment:
Sacramento Veterans Memorial Cemetery
(St. Mary's Catholic) 6700 - 21st Avenue

RIP Danny. We love you.

 

 

 
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