John E. Nettles, Sr. UNION - John E. Nettles, Sr., 82, of Union, SC and formerly of Rock Hill, SC, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. He was a graduate of Wake Forest University, a US Navy Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict, a member of the Grace Lutheran Chruch and the Senior Group there, a Boy Scout Troop Leader for over 20 years, and a member of the Silver Fox club of the YMCA. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and Sons of the Confederacy. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joy Pierce Nettles; two daughters, Laury Anne Wilson and husband Lloyd, Catherine Casey and husband Trampis; a son, John E. Nettles, Jr. and wife Edie; five grandchildren, Daniel, JoAnne, Jessie, David, Jill; five great-grandhildren, CJ, Bailey, Tylar Rose, Brooklyn, Lily; a brother-in-law, Richard Pierce. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3:00pm in the Grace Lutheran Church with interment to follow in Rock Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00pm until service at the church on Saturday. Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church Boy Scouts or to the Youth Fund. Online condolences may be registered at http://www.basscares.com/.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Oct. 25, 2013