James Axel Netterblade Sr., 77, of Philipsburg and formerly of Lanse, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at his residence.
Born Dec. 15, 1943, he was the son of the late Axel E. and Mildred F. (Long) Netterblade, formerly of Lanse.
He was retired from the coal business. In his earlier days, he enjoyed stock car racing at over 76 different tracks, having won many track championships.
On April 4, 1964, he wed Sandra Jean (Jones) Netterblade, who preceded him in death April 28, 2008. He was also preceded in death by a son, James Axel Netterblade Jr. on Dec. 10, 2015.
Surviving are one daughter, Jeannine Renee and her fiancé, Eric Yarger of Lanse; one step-grandson, Cole Yarger and his wife, Tiffany of North Carolina; and two step-great-grandchildren, Dawson and Niyah Yarger of North Carolina; a sister, Phyllis Audrey Conway and her husband, Wally of Palmyra and a brother, Lee R. Netterblade and his wife, Marlene of Williamsport.
He was a liver transplant recipient, having celebrated his 18th year on Feb. 23, 2021.
There will be no public visitation.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. He will be laid to rest at Grassflat-Lanse Lutheran Cemetery, Grassflat.
Strange & Weaver Funeral Service, Morrisdale, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Gant Daily from Mar. 9 to Mar. 12, 2021.