LANEXA - John Joseph Nettles Sr., passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012.
Mr. Nettles was a native of Hampton, Va., and was a lifelong Tidewater resident. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He retired from N.A.S.A., in 1972, as the Chief Transportation Officer with 28 years of service. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Helen Nettles; and two sisters, Marie McVaugh and Alice Winstead; and is survived by his daughter, Patricia Wright and her husband, Davis of Lanexa, Va.; a son, John J. Nettles Jr., and his wife, Carol Ann of Orange, Va.; four grandchildren, John, Lisa, Kelly and Bucky; and 11 great-grandchildren; and also a special friend, Hilda Wright.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Grace Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Carleton Bakkum officiating. Burial will follow in the church yard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice
Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, is in charge of the arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.