July 10, 1953 – February 22, 2020
Terry Joseph Nettleton Sr. “Brud”, 66, a resident of Montegut, passed away on February 22, 2020.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Samart Funeral Home of Houma 4511 West Park Ave., Gray, LA from 8:30 am until funeral service at 12:00 pm follow by a burial at Garden of Memories in Gray, LA.
He is survived by his ex-wife – Sandra Nelton Nettleton; children – Terry Joseph Nettleton Jr. wife Ashley, Courtney Nettleton Lirette husband Jeremy, Lacy Nettleton Smart husband Christopher, and Alvin Nelton and wife Shania; brothers – Norris Nettleton Jr., Jerry Nettleton, Kary Paul Nettleton, and Anthony Nettleton Sr. wife Lori; grandchildren – Terry Nettleton III, Maryssa Nettleton, Kaylin Smart, Paycin Smart, Daytin Smart, and another Smart on the way; Numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father – Norris Nettleton Sr.; mom – Gertie Guidry Nettleton; son – Jonah Paul Nettleton; brothers – Larry Nettleton, Leroy Nettleton; sisters – Kay Francis Hebert, and Shirley Ann Naquin.
Our daddy was a tough one, very intelligent, very well-known successful selfless businessman, with a compassion for the Commercial Fishing Industry. He made his dreams comes to life becoming the biggest lease holder for oysters in South Louisiana also known as (Oyster King Inc) he also enjoyed trawling and caught the most shrimp than anyone I ever knew. He lived his life to work and built his business empire to everything he put into his imagination. His work ethic was like no other with his favorite phrase “I tell you what there Brud” he will be missed more than words can say. Holidays were just another day to him, but he always showed up for our family gatherings and enjoyed talking about work and laughing with what he thought were the funniest jokes. He loved to hunt and had eyes like an eagle. He showed love in his own way, looking back I would say his love is what made our love so strong; daddy knew what he was doing. He loved his children and grandchildren with every beat of his heart. He promised our mom Sandra to take care of her till his dying day and fulfilled that promise to the fullest. We are forever grateful for the friendship they shared throughout life and that is what we will miss the most. After retirement he enjoyed spending time in Mississippi at his ranch where he had great pleasure in gardening and planting fields of fruit trees and spent hours upon hours researching what he wanted to grow next and what was the best way to do it. Daddy still had the mindset of working but his body said different. We are Blessed to have had him as our dad and will carry on his legacy forever. We take comfort knowing that he is riding his horse on the streets of GOLD with all his family and friends that went on before us and Lord and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. He can’t come back to us, but we can go to him. Daddy you will be missed by all who knew you.
Ecclesiastes 3:2 says there is a time to be born, and a time to die. If I can leave you with one thing is to never take life for granted and cherish your parents with everything in, you because this feeling is a feeling like no other. Love the Lord with all your heart and always have peace with one another. We can change this world if we can see through the eyes of JESUS.
Special Thanks to Samart Funeral for being so loving and compassionate to the family during this difficult time. Samart Funeral Home of Houma, West Park, is in charge of arrangements.