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Kenneth “Ken” Coleman Nettles, 83, of Savannah, Georgia, died Tuesday afternoon, December 24, 2019, at his home with his family by his side.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a United States Navy veteran. Ken was baptized at Isle of Hope Baptist Church and he visited Jasper Springs Baptist Church in Garden City. He retired after 38 years at Union Camp Corp as a chemical technician. Ken was a member of American Legion Post 135 and the Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jefferson Coleman Nettles and Eugenia Volks Nettles, and his first wife, Jeannette Fields Nettles.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Geraldine “Jerry” Garrett Nettles; three daughters, Susan Denise Toole (Danny) of Pooler, Georgia, Carol Renee Nettles of Pooler, Georgia, and Bobbie Helmly (Stan) of Rincon, Georgia; three sons, Kenneth Christopher Nettles (Susan) and Eric Jason Nettles, all of Savannah, Georgia, and James Edward Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Don K. Nettles (Von) of Powder Springs, Georgia; a sister, Jollys Elizabeth Golleher (Bill) of Perryville, Arkansas, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, December 29, 2019, at Jasper Springs Baptist Church – 62 Smith Avenue, Garden City.

A memorial service will be at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, December 29, 2019, at Jasper Springs Baptist Church. Interment will be private.

Remembrances: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Savannah Lodge 183 – Post Office Box 60037, Savannah, Georgia 31420-0037 or the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion – 225 Candler Drive, Suite 204, Savannah, Georgia 31405.

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  1. Debbie and George Kircher says:

    We are deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of such a fine man. Ken will be missed by so many. Always with a smile on his face and a contagious smile at that. We have always thought of him as a Great Friend and True Gentleman. George and I will cherish our memories shooting with him at Forest City.

    Our prayers go out for Jerry and their families that God will comfort them .

  2. Steve & Jessie Shiran says:

    We are sorry for your loss. We will cherish the memories and be grateful for the time we had with such a special person.We were deeply saddened by the news of (KEN’s) passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

  3. Bobbie Zazueta says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family during this difficult time.

  4. shirley k johnson says:

    So sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. We are happy that you were able to be by his side when he drifted off to Heaven. Sending prayers to you and all the family. Love, Shirley and Ernie

  5. Carol Lawson says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Marie white says:

    Susan I am so sorry for your loss what a sad time at Christmas your family are in my prayers

  7. Carol Brown says:

    I am so so sorry! He was such a sweet man. He and my dad worked together for years. Prayers for the family!

  8. Dave Baker says:

    Very sorry to hear about Ken. I knew him through our respective employers and found him to be a very friendly person. I enjoyed working with him. He was a gentleman. Prayers for the family.

  9. Woody and Agnes Brantley says:

    Have so many memories of Ken growing up. Spent a lot of time at his house. Along with brother, Donnie, we were the annoying little brothers who tagged along.
    We will really miss him.

  10. Joe and Brenda Van Mol says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Ken was always such a joy to be around, aalways smiling. He will be missed!

  11. Kent and Melissa Healy says:

    Prayers for the family.

  12. Juliette Daring says:

    Love and miss you already Kenny, you were the “Nettles” heart beat.. Forever here with us.. Rest in peace.

    Your cuz..

    To the family find peace that he lived as a fine gentleman here on this earth..

  13. Nancy Rowland says:

    We would like to offer our deepest condolences on the loss of Ken. Our prayers go out to the family at this time.

    Nancy Rowland
    Marilyn Florie
    Casey Caines

  14. Charlie & Helen Goodrich says:

    Words cannot express our love and affection for ken and family…Having been friends for over forty years,we have lost a member of our family.
    Ken will be missed by every one that knew him.

    Charlie & Helen Goodrich

  15. David and Pat Holloway says:

    We are so sorry to learn of Ken’s passing. Ken was a real gentleman and a gentle soul. He was a great friend to everyone who knew him. Always smiling and laughing, he truly will be missed. Prayers to Jerry and the family.

  16. Glorita Goad says:

    My dear friend Susan
    I’m so sorry for you loss, prayers for the family

  17. Tom and Jackie Curran says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Elks and Veterans have lost a truly outstanding member and a brother in arms. We shall meet and we shall miss him There shall be the empty chair and though we no longer possess him in our hearts his memory bear…

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