James Larry Nalley, 80, of College Station, TX passed away peacefully at his home on June 23, 2020. Larry was born September 4, 1939 in Charlotte, NC. He graduated from Easley High School in Easley, SC in 1957 and attended Clemson University.
Larry worked mainly in sales throughout his life in textiles, lumber, and later in vintage car restoration. Larry was preceded in death by his father, James Berdine Nalley, and his mother, Mary Parks Nalley. Larry is survived by his children, Elaine Rector and her husband, Randy Rector of Fountain Inn, SC; Elizabeth Nalley Soberon and her husband, Eduardo “Lalo” Soberon of College Station, TX; James Joseph Nalley of New York City, NY; and John Jacob Nalley of San Antonio, TX. Private family service held on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
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Larry Nalley had a gift for friendship. He was a loving father. I pray for peace for Elaine, Elizabeth, Jamie, and John. You loved your dad so well.
Glad I was there for his 80th birthday. So much fun.
Larry was one of my favorite regulars at The Western Club! He had such a gentle & loving spirit & I always loved waiting on him. Praying for peace for his family. He will be missed!
When I think about my Uncle Larry, what I remember most is how proud he always has been of his kids.
I remember visiting once right after Jamie had won a big swimming competition, and Uncle Larry was just SO proud in his quiet way. He told the story of how Jamie had told him before the swim meet that he was going to win, and then Uncle Larry pointed to the gold medal hanging on the wall to show us that he was right.
Elizabeth, Jamie, and John — I ache for you, but I also have faith that your dad is still so proud of you all. I have faith that he lives on now, without any health issues, and full of joy for the lives you guys will live out. I love you all so much!
I was a very shy little kid, but I remember being happy and comfortable around Uncle Larry. He was a warm and friendly person, and I’m sure that many people benefited from knowing him.
Larry was the most kind hearted individual I ever met great stories alot of laughter. He always was so proud of his children. Rest easy big guy! I will miss you
Larry wanted to see the best in people. Encouraging and supportive in a partnership manner. Competitive in pursuits not personal position. As mentioned by others, he bought into family … and friends. He relished in their activities. Sales and/or management were perfect careers for him because he both inspired and supported others.
What I cherish is our common position in Christ. We are adopted through Christ’s accomplished work on our behalf. The separation is temporary.
I lost track of Larry over the years but to know him, was to love him.