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Thomas Nettles 1944-2017

Thomas NettlesThomas Nettles was born January 21, 1944 the son of Harold and Garnet (Jeffrey) Nettles and passed away at home on January 14, 2017 after an extended illness.

Tom graduated from Freeport High School in 1962, where he participated in sports and theatre. He graduated from University of Illinois where his talented voice allowed him to tour and perform in Europe with the Glee Club. He then graduated from Chicago Kent Law School and became licensed as an attorney. Tom became a manager at Rockford Country Club, owned and operated the Plantation Restaurant in Rockford, and resumed the practice of law in Freeport, where he practiced from 1987-2016.

Tom's memberships included: Embury united Methodist Church, Freeport Country Club, Illinois State and Stephenson County Bar Associations, Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association, Alpaca Owner and Breeder Association.

Tom is survived by his wife of 30 years, Judy, brothers Al and Steve, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sharon Lohmeier. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at a later date to be announced. A memorial has been established in his memory.

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Mark S. Mathewson
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