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Obituary for Henry Monroe Nettles

Henry Monroe Nettles was born in Hardwood, Louisiana on December 26, 1932 and died peacefully at home on January 2, 2023. Henry was a lifelong resident of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his wife of over 62 years, Geraldine “Jerry" Frazier Nettles. He is also predeceased by his parents, Vernon Woods Nettles, Sr. and Bessie Vernon Nettles, as well as his siblings, Vernon Nettles, Jr. and Helen Nettles Jarrell. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Henry is survived by daughters, Cecilia Ann Nettles Partin, and son-in-law, Al, of St. Francisville, LA, Cindy Gail Nettles Shotwell, and son-in-law, Gary, of Lindsay, LA, Charlotte Marie Nettles Ingram, and son-in-law, David, of Zachary, LA, and son, Carlton Woods Nettles, and daughter-in-law, Pam, of St. Francisville, LA. Henry is survived by grandchildren, Darrell Wayne Watson, Jr., and wife, Heather, Dana Denise Watson Wallis, and husband, Mike, Justin Neal Shotwell, and wife, Emily, Garrett Paul Shotwell, and husband, Nick Heggested, Caleb Monroe Shotwell, Orry Woods Ingram, and wife, Vanessa, Evan Thomas Ingram, and wife, Stephanie, Emiley Ann Ingram White, Henry Scott "Hank" Nettles, and wife, Shaelyn, Christopher Andrew Nettles, and wife, Kristen; as well as Olivia Partin, David Hughes, Ed Hughes, and Dillon Hughes. Great grandchildren, Madeline Watson, Kody Watson, Maci Watson, Anna Wallis, Marley Wallis, Eddie Shotwell, Noah Shotwell, Zoey Ingram, Aaden Ingram, Brady Ingram, Ryden White, Finley White, Mila White, Avery Nettles, Annie Nettles and Fox Nettles, and Cameron Hughes, Jayden Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Chloe Rose Bruce, Nicholas Wallis, Michelle Wallis, Jacob Wallis, predeceased in death by, Michael Wallis. Henry is also survived by his sister, Carol Ann Nettles and by several nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved very much. Henry grew up in the sawmill town of Hardwood, Louisiana. After graduation from St. Francisville High School, he served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. After his four years of service, he returned to the Felicianas where he lived and worked for the remainder of his life. He went to work at the St. Francisville Crown Zellerbach paper mill the year they began operations until his retirement over 40 years later. Henry was a lifelong outdoors enthusiast. His love of fishing and hunting was something he passed on to his children and grandchildren. Henry had a knack for storytelling and, on occasion, with a twinkle in his eye, would recount one of his many "fishing stories" where the truth may, or may not, be stretched a bit. Henry loved spending time with family and friends and was happy to be able to celebrate his 90th birthday with many of them at his home on December 26, 2022. Henry will be missed by all who knew him, including his beloved cat, Miley Cyrus. His family would like to thank Dr. Chaillie Daniel and staff, whose tireless care has been such a blessing, as well as Cardinal Health Hospice, including his caregivers, Ms. Lorraine & Nurse Penny.
Services conducted by Dr. Joel Williams, to be held at First Baptist Church of St. Francisville, LA, where he was a member. Visitation on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 9am until funeral service at 11 am. Burial with military honors immediately following funeral services at Feliciana Cemetery, St. Francisville, LA. His grandsons will serve as his pallbearers.