John Netherland


In Loving

John Netherland

Jan 26, 1935 – Apr 18, 2008

John D. Netherland, 73, of Gum Spring, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 18, 2008.

John was born January 26, 1935 to the late Robert Glenn Netherland, Sr. and Ada Harr Netherland.Early years in Bluff City, TN, He led to life long service to his Country, State, Church, Family, and Friends. John served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1955, and then embarked on a career with the Virginia Department of Corrections from 1959 to 1999. Forty years of devotion to duty and service culminated with his attainment of the position of Warden Senior.John was a committed veteran serving with the American Legion Post 215 in Goochland as the Vice Commander, always lending a helping hand to our veterans.

John was a devoted Christian, and was a member of Ragland Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He touched everyone’s lives that he came into contact with and always saw the good in people. John was a Free Mason in the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty L. Netherland; his sons, Mike Netherland and wife Laurie of Williamsburg, Allen Netherland and wife Bonnie of Midlothian, Jerry Netherland and wife Marina of Chester; his brothers, Robert Glenn Netherland, Jr. and wife Shirley of Goochland, James L. Netherland and wife Linda of Powhattan; his sister, Nancy Edwards of Atlanta, GA, ; his grandchildren, Michael, Taylor, and Meagan; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2008 at Ragland Memorial Baptist Church, 2838 Sandyhook Road, Sandyhook, VA 23153.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Ragland Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ed Rodriguez and the Rev. Howard Baldwin will officiate. Honors will be provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections Honor Guard and American Legion Color Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Legion Post 215, P.O. Box 107, Oilville, VA 23129, to continue the support of our veterans.



  1. Karen Carr and Mike Marrion July 18, 2019 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Jerry, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in each other and the memories of your father.

  2. John & Patricia Wagstaff July 18, 2019 at 7:49 am - Reply

    We share your loss and pain but are certain in the knowledge he is home.Brings to mind All night long the nothern streamrs shot across the trembling sky:Fearful lights that never beckon save when kings or heros die”.”

  3. William C. L. Winstead July 18, 2019 at 7:49 am - Reply

    To a great friend and co-worker. You will be missed

  4. Charles Bradley July 18, 2019 at 7:50 am - Reply

    To a great person and co-worker. See u good old buddy

  5. Mary A. Jones July 18, 2019 at 7:50 am - Reply

    To: Lt.Jerry Netherland and Family, May God keep you and your family in his care. May you know peace and comfort in prayer. The ones we love are never gone, They live within our hearts. WITH OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. CHESTERFIELD TRIAD

  6. Arie Blankenship July 18, 2019 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Betty and family,My thoughts and prayers go out to you all in these most difficult days ahead. We often think of the days of our children growing up and being together at Sutherland Manor pool and the great times we adults as well as the children, enjoyed.Take care and know he is safe in the arms of our Lord and SaviourArie Fenderson Blankenship and family, Alicia, Angela Grant and their families.

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