Jerry A. Nettles, Sr.

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Jerry Allen Nettles, Sr., Summerville, SC-


Graveside services for Mr. Jerry Allen Nettles, Sr., will be held at 3pm on Friday in the Byrd Cemetery in Timmonsville. Visitation with the family will precede the service at 2pm at the Layton Anderson Funeral Home.

Mr. Nettles, 78, passed away on Saturday after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Cecelia Quantz “Tuta” Nettles.

He is survived by his son, Jerry A. Nettles, Jr.; daughter, Cameron N. McHugh and son-in-law, Brian; and three grandchildren, McKenzie, Cameron, and Jackson. He is also survived by his brother, George Nettles and sister-in-law, Pudge; sister, Mary Sue Couch and brother-in-law, John, brother-in-law, Keith Palmer and sister-in-law, Ann, sister-in-law, Betty Nettles and many devoted nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Marion Nettles.

Born in Summerville, he was the son of the late James Stueard Nettles and Mary George Nettles. During his time at Summerville High School, he led the Green Wave to two state football championships as their quarterback. While at SHS, he also lettered in track, basketball, baseball, and was a Golden Gloves boxer. After high school, Mr. Nettles attended The Citadel, where he led the Bulldogs to a 27-0 victory at the 1960 Tangerine Bowl, the only bowl game appearance in the history of the college. He was nominated Player of The Day (MVP). Mr. Nettles owned the Pee Dee Sportsmen’s Shop in Florence for 27 years, and continued coaching and mentoring young quarterbacks at his Pee Dee Quarterback School for nearly 4 decades. He was inducted into both the Summerville High School and The Citadel Athletic Halls of Fame. In 2013, he was honored by the South Carolina Football Coaches’ Association for his lifetime work with quarterbacks.

Memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice’s Open Arms Foundation, 1113 44th Ave N, Suite 300, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, or to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation Memorial Fund, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409.

Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC is assisting the
Family with arrangements.

You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.laytonandersonfh.com