Ron Nunnally honored with retirement reception

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ron Nunnally, Lake City retiring postmaster, was honored Saturday with a retirement reception held at the Lake City Senior Citizens center. The senior citizen's building is the former Lake City Post Office where Nunnally started working when he came to Lake City in 1996. The post office was moved into the present facility in 2000.

Ron Nunnally (center), retiring Lake City Postmaster, was honored with a reception on Saturday. Pictured with Nunnally is his wife, Deborah, and Saul Welch.

Nunnally and his family moved to Lake City in 1981. At that time he was working at the Paragould Post Office.

"I had plans to go to Memphis and be a mail carrier when I got a position at the Paragould Post Office," he said.

Nunnally worked 31 years, one month and 12 days for the Postal Service. He began his career in Lepanto and has worked in Jonesboro, Mountain Home, Paragould, and St. Francis.

Don Nunnally, Manila Postmaster and his brother Ron Nunnally, retiring Lake City Postmaster, pose for a picture at Ron's retirement reception.

Nunnally said he has enjoyed his years with the Postal Service. He has worked as a carrier, clerk, supervisor and postmaster.

"I've mopped floors and even washed vehicles," he said.

His wife, Deborah, was a mail carrier for 20 years.

His twin brother, Don Nunnally, is the postmaster at Manila and his sister-in-law, Felicia, is postmaster at Lepanto.

Nunnally officially retired Dec. 31, but has not slowed down long enough to know if he is enjoying retirement. He has worked part-time for Medic One and has been helping with his nephew's building project.

He is a certified EMT and First Responder and is a volunteer firefighter with the Lake City Fire Department where he was named Firefighter of the Year in 2001 and in 2009.

Family and friends were on hand Saturday to wish him well and express their appreciation for the years he served at the Lake City Post Office.

The Nunnallys have three grown children and five grandchildren.

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