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Sgt. E5 Jonathan William Nettles, Sr. (SCARNG)

November 9, 1982 ~ July 7, 2020 (age 37)

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Sgt. E5 Jonathan William Nettles, Sr., SCARNG, born on November 9, 1982, to Edwin Roger Nettles, Sr. & Bertha Crouch Nettles of Pelion, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday July 7, 2020.

Jonathan is the loving father of Jonathan William Nettles, Jr. “J.W.”, whose mother is Amy Elizabeth Nettles. He is the son of Roger and Bertha C. Nettles. He is the maternal grandson of Sarah “Granny” Crouch and the late William Pope Crouch. He is the paternal grandson of the late William Ralph and the late Lizzie Nettles. Jonathan is the brother of Edwin Nettles, Jr., Eunice Broach and her husband Kirk, and Joseph Nettles and his wife Shanti. He is the uncle of Gracie Nettles and Ashley Nettles. Jonathan is the nephew of Eva C. Bennett and her husband Ronald, Faye B. Robbs and her husband Butch, and the late James Nettles. He has many cherished cousins and friends.

Jonathan graduated from Pelion High School in 2001 receiving a Small Engine Repair Certification at the Lexington Technology Center.  He served as a volunteer firefighter with the Lexington County Fire Service for many years. In 2006, he joined the Army National Guard. Jonathan worked his way up in rank to an E5 Sergeant with the 124th Engineer Company, Saluda, South Carolina. He worked at McEntire Air Force Base in the Paint Shop (CSMS) as a Paint Technician.  At the time of his death, he was serving on active duty with the U. S. Army.  Jonathan enjoyed the outdoors. In his spare time, he was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He also enjoyed small engine repair. Jonathan had a big heart. He was always willing to help anyone in need.

A Service Celebrating Jonathan’s life will be held at Dolorosa Worship Center, 365 Old Charleston Road, Pelion, SC Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 3 pm. The graveside ceremony will follow at Pelion Oaklawn Cemetery with full Military Honors afforded by the S.C. National Guard. Honorary Pallbearers are Brent Bailey, Kirk Broach, William Bennett, Lee Bennett, and Dean Bennett, and members of the 124th Engineer Company, SCARNG -Saluda.  Pastor Thomas Doolittle and Bishop Mark Crumpton will be ministering.

A time of viewing with Jonathan will be Friday, July 17, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm in the chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Jonathan can also be viewed at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established an educational fund for J. W. Nettles, Jr., please mail donations to: Charles Schwab - J. W. Nettles, Jr. Fund in Care of Eunice Broach, 712 Corley Street, Lexington SC 29072.  

Due to the current health pandemic, social distancing with be observed. Face covering is required at the funeral home viewing with a limit of 10 people in the chapel at a time. Social distancing will also be observed at the church and at the cemetery. Entry into the church will be from the right side at the covered area. Temperatures will be checked prior to entry into the church buildings and mask or face covering are required at least until seated.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sgt. E5 Jonathan William Nettles, Sr. (SCARNG), please visit our floral store.


July 17, 2020

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Blizzard Funeral Home Chapel
163 Main Street South
Wagener, SC 29164

Celebration of Life
July 18, 2020

3:00 PM
Dolorosa Worship Center
365 Old Charleston Road
Pelion, SC 29123


Pelion Oaklawn Cemetery
1200 Pine Street
Perlion, SC 29123


J. W. Nettles, Jr. Fund in Care of Eunice Broach
712 Corley Street, Lexington SC 29072

Education Fund for J. W. Nettles, Jr.

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