John William Nethery Jr.

TAYLORSVILLE - Nethery, John William Jr., 86, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

A native of Spencer County, he was the son of the late John William Nethery Sr., and Myrtle Goodwin Nethery. An active member of the Elk Creek Baptist Church for many years, he had served as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher, Training Union leader and Sunday School superintendent.

A proud veteran of World War II, he served as a coxswain in the United States Navy. He was a retired materials engineer for the Vulcan Crushed Stone Company and a farmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ollie Mitchell Nethery; and his sister, Marjorie Nethery Cissell. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, his survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary Jordan Nethery; his son, John M. Nethery and his wife, Brenda of Taylorsville; his daughters, Laura Elaine Gaddie and her husband, David of Mount Washington, KY, and Suzanne Nethery Becker and her husband, Kenneth of Taylorsville; his seven grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Amos, David E. Gaddie Jr., Suzanne Kathleen Gaddie, Laura Becker Martin, Mary Virginia Becker, Brennan Nethery, Jamison Nethery and Michael Scott Gaddie; and his five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2012 at the Elk Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Kenneth Jackson and Reverend Leon Boyd officiating. Interment will follow in Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until 8 p.m. Sunday, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Elk Creek Baptist Church and online condolences may be expressed at


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Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 17, 2012