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04/25/12 - NNHS Newsletter - John "Buck" Nettles

John Joseph Nettles, Sr.
(d. 23 Apr 2012)

Hampton High School Class of 19__

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.       Buck Nettles, Hampton High School Class of 19__, father of Patricia Nettles Wright (Hampton HS - '61) of VA, and John Nettles (Hampton HS) of VA, and father-in-law of    Davis Wright ('61) of VA, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012 in Lanexa. 

  From Eddie Perry ('65) of TN - 04/25/12 - "Obits":


Hope all is well with you and yours.  Just wanted to let you know that Patricia Wright's (HHS '61) father and   Davis Wright's ('61) father-in-law,     John J. Nettles (Buck) passed away last Monday…

Again, thanks for all that you do.

Eddie Perry

   Oh, no!  I would have passed this one by, for sure and certain!  Thank you so much for letting me know, dear Eddie.   Please convey our deepest condolences to Mr. Nettles’ family.

From the Daily Press - 04/15/12:

        John J. Nettles, Sr.


    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.
Buck Nettles
  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

Published in the Daily Press from April 25 to April 26, 2012.

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April 25, 2012 

I have many good memories of my grandfather, and I have always been proud to be his grandson. He was, and always will be, a hero to me.

~ Bucky Wright, Hampton, Virginia

April 25, 2012

We always enjoyed the times when we would get together. It is with great fondness I remember my dad and Buck getting together and talking about Langley Field and the people that they both knew. Buck will be sorely missed, but we take great comfort that he is with the ones that he loved and they him. May Jesus Christ comfort Tricia and Davis and Johnny and Carol in their time of grief.

~ Pauline and Eddie, Knoxville, Tennessee

April 25, 2012

Mrs. Wright,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad.. He was a sweet gentleman. I will keep you in my prayers

~ Cindy Fitchett, West Point, Virginia

April 25, 2012

Hilda and I will always cherish fond memories of Buck and the way he treated Mrs. Wright. I enjoyed playing golf with Buck and hearing his opinions on a variety of subjects. He was a gentleman, a respected veteran, and a good man. Our condolences go to Patricia, Johnny, and all the family.

~ Ed and Hilda Johnson, Knoxville, Tennessee

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Nettles family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; trans. by Francis Pott, 1832-1909
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arr. by W.H. Monk
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1. The strife is o'er, the battle done;
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun:

2. The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed;
let shouts of holy joy outburst:

3. The three sad days are quickly sped;
he rises glorious from the dead;
all glory to our risen Head!

4. Lord, by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live, and sing to thee:


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