Burnell James “Tinker” Nunez, Jr., 71, of Longville, died Thursday, June 25, 2020 at his residence.
He was born in Lake Charles; raised in Cameron Parish; and just moved to Longville a few years ago. He attended South Cameron High School, where he held the title as the first State Champion in wrestling. Mr. Nunez, during his younger years, held the title of the youngest crew boat captain in the Gulf of Mexico. He worked as a truck driver for many years, retiring in 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Nunez; son, Burnell Shawn Nunez (Amy); daughter, Sarah Sonnier (Michael Sonnier, II); mother, Eddie L. “Te” Nunez; brothers, Ronald Gayle Nunez, Sr. and Anthony Nunez; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, Burnell James Nunez, Sr.; and one sister.
His funeral service was held Saturday, June 27, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Sheriff Ron Johnson led the service. Burial followed at Sweetlake-Grand Lake Cemetery.