James Davis Nettles

Published 12:28 am Tuesday, January 2, 2018


CROSBY — Services for James Davis Nettles, 73, of Crosby, who died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Spirit Life Church, 605 Sterling St. in Gloster, with the Rev. Jackie Moulder officiating.

Burial will follow at Roseland Cemetery under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.

Mr. Nettles was born July 30, 1944, the son of Charles M Nettles and Ina M. Robertson Nettles.

James worked as a dredgeboat operator for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John Nettles,  B.J. Nettles,  Virgil Nettles and Charles Nettles Jr.; and three sisters, Mildred Simpson,  Agnes Townsend, and Gloria Jean McElwee.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Griffin Nettles; two sons, Bobby Nettles and Jamie Nettles; one daughter  Patricia Nettles Fourrier; five grandchildren, Hollie Quebedeaux,  Adam Fourrier, Kali Nettles, Dakotah Nettles and Daltyn Nettles;  and three greatgrandchildren  Lyla Quebedeaux,  Elijah Quebedeaux, and Aiden Fourrier.