Robert "Bob" Hayden Netherland, 51, of Bardstown, Ky., died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Flaget Memorial Hospital.
Son of the late Charles Edwin "C.E." and Margaret Lewis McCubbin Netherland, he was born Dec. 26, 1961, in Portsmouth, Va.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Campbellsville University, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Western Kentucky University and a Master's in social work from the University of Kentucky.
He was a social worker for many years working for private organizations and state agencies. He was a former employee of Walmart, working in the meat/dairy department.
He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church, worked with Special Olympics
of Kentucky for 26 years and was the pentathlon director and a former deacon at Tatesbrook Church in Lexington, Ky.
He was married to Kathy Lynn Hardin Netherland for 25 years. She survives.
Survivors also include two daughters, Holly Alyssa Netherland and Samantha Grace Netherland of Bardstown; a sister, Carla Netherland Hodges and her husband, Richard, of Laurinburg, N.C.; a brother, Jan Netherland and his wife, Jill Barranton, of Panama City, Fla.; and two nieces, Michelle Hodges Linthicum and her husband, Steve, and Melanie Hodges Mason and her husband, Matt.
He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, J. Carl "Mac" and Lena Smith Rivers McCubbin of Campbellsville.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, July 19, at Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home in Bardstown and from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown until the funeral at 11. Pastor James Carroll will officiate.
The family has requested contributions be made to Special Olympics of Kentucky, Humane Society of Nelson County, Hospice of Nelson County, Nelson County
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home, located at 1475 New Shepherdsville Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004, is in charge of arrangements.