Carl W. Nettles Jr.

YORKTOWN - Carl W. Nettles Jr., 65, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2004. He was employed as a model technician at Allied Aerospace for 27 years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Newport News. Building and flying radio controlled airplanes was a passionate hobby and he did it with the same enthusiasm as he did life. He was a member of the Isle of Wight Radio Control Club and had been an active member of the Newport News Park Radio Control Club, since its inception in early 1990. Since 1999, he had been in charge of field maintenance for the Newport News Club and was instrumental in making the flying field what it is today. According to club members, he was the 'heart and soul' of the club. He was reliable, dependable and gave much of himself. One of the things he was most known for was his unique airplanes, such as the 'Flying Lawnmower' and he attracted quite a crowd when he flew it. He was loved by all who knew him and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. He also loved to travel with his wife, especially cruising. He could dance all night and play all day, living life to its fullest. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Williams Nettles; two sons, Scott Nettles and wife, Teresa, of Hampton and Carlton Nettles and wife, Suzi, of Tennessee; daughter, Cynthia Palamino of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Kay Gardner and husband, Abe, of Hampton; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, at the funeral home with Dr. K. Randel Everett officiating. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 154, Newport News, VA 23606.

Published in the Daily Press on 4/21/2004.

Carl will be missed by all of his friends at NNPRCC. His leadership and willingness to take on a job no one else wanted went a long way to making the club what it is today.
Good flying Carl! Now your batteries will always be charged, your fuel tanks full, and the skies always blue.
Joe Lupton (Hampton, VA ) - April 21, 2004
After meeting Mr. Nettles at Riverside I realized he was a special man with much to offer to the world. He will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy to Mrs. Nettles.
Sandy Strouse, RN (Seaford, VA ) - April 21, 2004
Wilda and I express our most sincere regrets and extend our love to the family.
Kevin & Wilda Fleming (Williamsburg, VA ) - April 21, 2004
Our hearts and prayers are with you. Carl will be greatly missed by us all.
Steve and Debbie Ross (Williamsburg, VA ) - April 21, 2004
Douglas Weber (Hayes, VA ) - April 21, 2004
To the wife and children of Carl I extend my deepest sympathy. Though Carl and I have not been in touch for years, we were classmates together at Hampton High and he remains in my fond memories of grand high school days.
Melissa Farster - Sharpley (Raleigh, NC ) - April 21, 2004
May God keep and bless your family during this time.
Nancy Valentine (Atlanta, GA ) - April 21, 2004
Carl will be missed by all of us at Allied Aerospace. He was a kind and genuine person.
My prayers and thoughts are with his family. God Bless.
Barbara Thomas (Newport News, VA ) - April 21, 2004
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all members of the Nettles Family.
Ty & Kathy Joubert (Williamsburg, VA - April 21, 2004)
Catherine Fetner (Newport News, VA ) - April 21, 2004