Hugh Nettle

02/10/1930 –


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  • Funeral Service
Date: 08/04/2021
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 7:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Graveside Service
Date: 08/05/2021
Time: 10:00 am
 – 11:00 am
Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park

15602 Texas 493 Loop, Lubbock, TX

15602 Texas 493 Loop, Lubbock, TX


The family of Hubert (Hugh) Raymond Nettle, 91, and Nedra Manning Nettle, 86, will celebrate their lives at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Their graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Hugh passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, and Nedra peacefully passed away and was reunited with her beloved husband just one week later, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign their virtual guestbook, and download their memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask that you consider viewing their Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to music.

Hubert (Hugh) Raymond Nettle, 91, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2021, in Lubbock, TX. He was born on February 10, 1930, in New Albany, Indiana, to Raymond John Nettle and Blanche Vail Lofton.

His childhood years were spent in New Albany. His parents taught him to have strong faith, to work hard, and to be patriotic. He maintained those values throughout his life.

Hugh married Nedra Manning on November 27, 1957, in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hugh and Nedra enjoyed living in multiple states during their 63 years together. They lived in Dallas, TX, during most of their years raising their family. They also lived in Amarillo and Lubbock and were proud to be Texans.

Before meeting Nedra, Hugh joined the US Air Force and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Much of his service was at the Thule, Greenland airbase. He worked as a radio operator and used Morse Code to communicate with pilots who were trying to reach the airbase. Hugh helped save many lives by giving pilots navigation instructions to help them reach the base during storms.

For most of his professional career, Hugh worked in sales. He was a natural people person and was also committed to integrity in all his dealings. This combination allowed him to not only be successful in his career but also to make many wonderful friends and to influence others for good. He was known for sharing a good, clean joke each time he called on a client.

Hugh served selflessly in many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He would often return home after a long week of traveling and then change his clothes and go serve at church.

He also had a great love for airplanes, automobiles, and German Shepherd dogs. But his greatest love was saved for his family. He truly treasured Nedra during all their years together. And he supported his children, Steve and Susan, and their families in many ways over the years.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Nedra; his son, Steven (Shelley) Nettle; his daughter, Susan (LaMar) Barrington.  Eight grandchildren – Karalee (Brian) Nix, Parker Nettle, Heather (Martin) Kent, Paige Nettle, Emily (Eric) Lasso, Cameron Nettle (Laura), Zachary Nettle (Emily), Nathan Barrington. 7 Great-grandchildren – Joshua Nix, Minna Nix, Miriam Nix, Kinsley Lasso, Payden Polendo, Wrenley Nettle, Coda Nettle.

Celebration of Life


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