Services for Mr. Ray C. Nettles, 76, of Kilgore will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church with Father Daniel Dower officiating. Burial will follow at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Nettles passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in Longview.
Mr. Nettles was born on June 4, 1936 in Bunkie, Louisiana to the late Charlie and Louise Nettles. He was a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church. Ray was retired from Dow/Schlumberger after many years of service. Mr. Nettles served in the United States Navy. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He loved to spend time with family and friends vacationing at Grand Isle. Ray will be truly missed by all the loving family and friends he leaves behind.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Wynona “Winnie” Nettles of Kilgore; two sons and daughters-in-law Todd and Darla Nettles of Kilgore and Alan and Robyn Nettles of Kilgore; two sisters and brothers-in-law Catherine and Lee Carricut of Lafayette and Carol and C.C. Betzner of Ft. Worth; two brothers and a sister-in-law Bob Nettles of Lafayette and Charlie E. and Vickie Nettles of Lafayette; grandson Carter nettles of Kilgore; two step grandsons John Parks of Kilgore and James Parks of Texarkana as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many other loving family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his son Chris Nettles and a sister Marie St. Amand.
The family request that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.
The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore Friday evening, January 18, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. following a prayer service at 6:00 p.m.