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“Barbara and Family, I know that this is a very difficult time. It's never easy to lose someone you love but the Bible promises us at John 5:28,29...Read More »
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“Barbara, we are so sorry to learn of the loss of your husband. May GOD continue to bless you and your families during this most difficult time. ...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Marilyn and Quinten - Pembroke, VA

“So sorry to hear about Mr. Nunes demise. Very kind person. love and prayers. Bobby and Melinda Tabor ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Melinda Tabor - NARROWS, VA

“It has been a privilege to know and worship with Vasco and Barbara. Vasco will always be remembered for his smile and kindness. I pray for peace for...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Faye A. Asbury - Boaz, AL

“Barbara, JR, Tanya, and the entire Nunes family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Allison Johnson - Bedford, VA

“Mrs. Nunes, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Know I think of you often and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Alisa Pence - Peterstown, WV, WV

“Barbara and Family, so sorry to hear of Vasco's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Alice F. Stewart - Pearisburg, VA

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Vasco John Nunes, 83 of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 24th, 2015.

He was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 25th, 1931, and was the son of the late Goaquim (Jack) Nunes and Mary Medeiros Nunes.

Vasco served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and was a retired employee of Norfolk and Western Railroad with 23 years of service. He loved working in his flower garden, antiquing, and visiting flea markets, and was loved by his family, friends and neighbors.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Higginbotham Nunes; three children, J. Randal Nunes of Roanoke, Tanya S. Nunes and Robert Ramsey of Narrows, Jack D. Nunes and wife Julie of Ann Arbor, Michigan; four grandchildren, J. Daniel Nunes, Natasha A. Nunes and fiance' Rick Huffman, Benjamin J. Nunes, and Zeb G. Nunes; and two great-grandchildren, Raina G. Nunes and Shane Huffman.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 1 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Rev. Bernice Warner officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg with graveside rites conducted by VFW Post # 6000, and American Legion Posts #68, #311 and #145. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service Monday from 6 to 8 PM. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider either Feeding America Southwest Virginia; 1025 Electric Road; Salem, VA 24153, or Doctors Without Borders; 333 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001-5004.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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Birchlawn Burial Park

177 Birchlawn Circle Pearisburg, VA 24134