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Funeral service for Garland Leon Nuby, 76, will be Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Ray Halbrooks officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Hartselle Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 12:00 PM until service time on Monday at Peck Funeral Home.
Mr. Nuby died on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Birmingham V.A. Medical Center. He was born June 9, 1942, in Limestone County to Marvin Best Nuby, Sr. and Mary Lee Dollar Nuby. He was a member of the Patillo Street Church of God.
He enlisted at a young age and served his country in the United States Army. Proudly he served in the 3rd Infantry Division and was promoted to the role of Corporal at the age of 17. His military training was in Fort Jackson (South Carolina) and Fort Knox (Kentucky). His period of service was during the Cold War with Russia where he was stationed overseas in Germany. He was later honorably discharged. He served as Post Chaplain, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 4190 from 1968-69, in Decatur, AL. Later, Garland was appointed by Governor George C. Wallace to serve as an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-De-Camp, on his personal Military Staff for several years.
He enjoyed politics and served on campaign election committees, for example, presidential, local leaders and senate races such as John Sparkman.
He was retired from Fruehauf Trailer Corporation in Decatur, Alabama.
He played football for Falkville High School. He also was a die-hard Alabama Crimson Tide fan. He was a giving and generous person, who never met a stranger. In his later years, he was proud to be an ambassador for Brookdale Senior Living, Cedar Springs, Decatur, Alabama. These memories will remain in the lives of all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his wife: Margaret Hopper Nuby, his parents and step-mother: Elsie Nuby and two brothers: J.C. Nuby, Curtis Nuby and half brother: James (Jim) Ream.
Carolyn Carnell (John), Hartselle, AL and
Angela Ciszek, Decatur, AL
Dovie Riethmaier, Gardendale, AL
Sandra Meissner, Prattville, AL
Marvin Nuby, Jr., Madison, AL
Four Great Grandchildren
Pallbearers will be John Carnell, Derek Ciszek, James Holladay, Greg Landon, Alan Riethmaier and Mike Riethmaier.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Peck Funeral Home
1600 Hwy 31 SW
P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL 35640