Leroy was born In Lordsburg, NM, an only child of Ralph Nunn and Marjorie Kilgore. He grew up in Eastern Arizona in the Duncan area and then moved to Phoenix. Leroy graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1957.
His career started as a mechanic and then he delivered flowers. Leroy was drafted into the Army in 1961 and was discharged in 1963 to take care of his ailing mother.
He began working for Salt River Project in 1969 and was there until 1989.
During that time he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. He also earned a Broker’s License in Real Estate and practiced for a number of years.
He enjoyed photography, four-wheeling, his 1941 Ford and traveling in his RV. He was a great storyteller and had a great sense of humor.
Leroy is survived by his wife of 28 years, Connie Lee-Nunn. He also has two children from a previous marriage, Ralph Nunn III and Cheryl Varner, and 7 Grandchildren. Leroy will also be missed by his two dogs, Cleopatra and Abby.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, September 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 24414 S Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Memorials may be sent to FollowYourHeartAnimalRescue.org.