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.