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Celebrating the life of
Dr. Joe Lee Nettles
November 11, 1933 - April 06, 2017
Longtime Savannah Physician
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 3:00 p.m. - Monday, April 10, 2017
  • Isle of Hope United Methodist Church
  • 412 Parkersburg Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

My heart goes out to you and your family. Blanche you may not remember me but I met your family through my husband's cousin Andy powers. I believe my parents Ann and Basil Jackson we're friends of your parents. They lived at Tybee and I have just recently lost them in the past four years so I know what you are going through and I pray that your your family heals, it isn't easy. May God's light shine on you and your family

Margaret and Pat Killorin , Richmond Hill , Ga

To the family of the kindest doctor at MMC,I worked there for 13 years,he was also my doctor. Working at the Marsh Iwould chat with him on Sunday during lunch. He also trained my second son Joe Sutton as an Orthopedic Tech and he is still using that training with Hangers. May God comfort your broken heart during this tough time.

Rosa Sutton RN, Savannahs , Ga

Revelation 21:3,4 promises that one day this enemy, death, will be done away with. Sorry for your loss.

Jehovah's Witnesses, Pooler, Ga

My heart goes out to Sally and the entire family. Love and prayers for you all.

Ruth Penton, Enterprise, Al

Joe was the epitome of an outstanding physician, a good family man, and a true Southern gentleman. He set a very high standard for all of us in every field of life. He will be missed by all who knew him

Gwynne and Ingrid Brunt, Atlanta, GA

Blanche, Andy and boys, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kim Bennett

, ,

Dear Nettles Family, I want to take a moment to express my deepest sympathy to your family. Our God, Jehovah, desires to bring back those who have died and end all things that cause suffering, as we read at Revelation 21:4. May this and other promises recorded in God's word the Bible continue to comfort your family.

Tati K., Snellville, GA

Dr. Joe will be greatly missed by the running community. Happy Trails, Sir!

Gregg Geiger, Pooler, GA

Thinking of you today and giving god so much Glory for such a tremendous creation as Dr. Nettles. You are blessed to be able to all him father.

Nancy and James stanley, Vidalia, GA

My deepest sympathies and sending thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and deep sorrow. He will be missed and I know especially among our runner community.

Maggie Keenan, ,

My deepest sympathies to the Nettles family. I owe my career and practice to Joe Nettles. Joe retired from Orthopedics in 2000 and left me with very big shoes to fill. I was honored that he entrusted the care of his patients with me. He was truly one the the kindest, caring , and most compassionate man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Always a gentleman with a warm gentle smile. You will be missed by many but never forgotten. May you forever Rest In Peace

Kent Woo, Savannah, Ga

I as many wanted to share my sadness with the passing of one of the best Physicians and Fathers that I know. Dr. Joe Nettles was a role model in every sense of the word and his presence will be missed. I can't thank Dr. Nettles enough for demonstrating how a man can have honor and integrity and lead his life with those guiding principles. The Goodman's are thinking with heavy hearts over the passing of such a great man and family friend. We will have you all in or thoughts and prayers. Dr. Nettles can now rejoin the love of his life. sincerely, Brad Goodman and family

Brad Goodman, Savannah, Ga

My deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. God is the God of all comfort and promises us this comfort at 2 Cor 1:3, 4. In the days to come may the memories of your loved one bring smiles to your face and a light to your hearts.

Trotty Family, Atlanta, GA

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the family.

, ,

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY! DOM & GAYLE VALBUENA

VALBUENA, TYBEE ISLAND, GA

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY! DOM & GAYLE VALBUENA

VALBUENA, TYBEE ISLAND, GA

To the Nettes family, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Your father was one of the kindest, most thoughtful man that inbave ever had the pleasure of knowing. I've said to everyone that if you looked up the definition of a Southern Gentleman, a picture of your dad would be there! I always had the utmost respect for he compasssion and care that he delivered to his patients. It was not unusual to ride by his office on a Friday night and still see him seeing his patients hours after most offices had closed. His composure and compassion under pressure was unmatched! I'm sure that he will hear the words of his Savior, "Well done, thy good and faithful servant."!

Brian Welch, Odessa, Florida

Dear Lee, I'm sorry to learn of the loss of your father. May his memory be eternal!

Genie Brazzeal, ,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your dad was a true Southern Gentleman, a great doctor, and good friend.

Sherry Belford, Lakeland, FL

Joe Nettles was a wonderful, passionate,and free-spirited man. He loved everyone. Always said nice things to people. Joe was a running legend amongst thousands of people everywhere. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to out to his family. Faye Kirschner, Savannah

Faye Kirschner, Savannah, GA

So sorry about your loss. Dr. Nettles was not only an exceptional dr. but also a fine Christian man who truly cared for his patients.

Jerald and Shirley White, Lyons,, Ga

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved Joe. He was a great partner and dear friend for about 35 years. I will always cherish our professional and personal relationship. He was a fine orthopedic surgeon and an equally fine person. He will be sorely missed. June and Gene Bargeron

gene Bargeron, Savannah, Ga.

Dr Joe and his gracious spirit will be missed by Tybee and Trinity Chapel UMC. Our condolences to the family

Bob & Charlene Grissom , Tybee Island , Ga

Our Deepest sympathy is with the Nettles Family. Joe and Sarah were two of the most wonderful people I have ever met. I don't know of anything Sarah couldn't do on the home front. She was such a talented, loving person. Joe was equally talented and caring. He will be missed by everyone who knew him I am thinking of their wonderful children today, knowing they are probably sharing many stories of their parents They are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our Deepest Sympathy, Judy and Chuck Farrell

Judy and Chuck Farrell, Savannah, Georgia

We are so sorry for your loss and will miss Dr. Joe so much! He was such a kind neighbor and friend. May God Bless you all during this difficult time. Benny and Susan McLendon

Benny and Susan McLendon, Lyons, GA

Joe was a running legend in Savannah and a great inspiration to many of us. He will be greatly missed.

Jenny Kyle, Savannah, ga

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Greg and Mary James, Vidalia, Georgia

Joe was a wonderful example of a caring, Christian man. When my youngest son had a head injury and was in the hospital in Savannah for a week, Joe came by every day to have a prayer with us. A blessed man and friend. He has now joined Sarah in heaven for a happy reunion.

Diane and Ted Kennedy, Dunwoody, Ga

Dr.Joe has been part of ourfamily since y'all moved to Savannah Sally Johnson (Dale's mom) became his stenographer until her death in1988. When it came time to build their fabulous home at Tybee Dr Joe called Dale. And during the process of building Dr Joe said, "whatever Mrs Sally wants she gets and when it was finished it was a masterpiece.And having the honor of living next door was like being part of the family especially Matthew. He loved DrJoe I don't know what they talked about but watching them in the rocking chairs on the Nettles porch they were solving all the problems of the world He'll be missed by everyone who met him.He was the best.

Jan Hoover Johnson & Tom Waters, Savannah, Ga

Dr. Joe will be missed. He was a great neighbor and friend. He loved his running and later jogging. We remember asking him many times "How are you Dr. Joe?" and he would say "Better than I deserve." May he rest in peace.

Perb & Kay Fortner, Tybee Island, GA

Our prayers are with your family in this difficult time. Dr. Nettles was one of our doctors from 1971 until his retirement. He was a very caring and compassionate person and such a gift personally and professionally. His friendship will always remain a special part of our lives. God has blessed him and his family. He has "run the race" and crossed the finish line. Now he will be with his beloved wife. May God bless him and your family.

Miriam & Don Strickland, Richmond Hill, Ga.

My condolences to the Nettles family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful time to be able to welcome back our dear loved ones again one day. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information please visit www.jw.org.

LG, Savannah, GA

I am truly sorry for your loss. Mr.Nettles appeared to be one amazing guy! Take comfort in knowing that Jehovah has promised to bring an end to death once and for all. (Corinthians 15:26) For more info regarding this subject, or any area of interest, please visit www.jw.org

R.G., Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss... I really appreciate everything Your Dad and Mom did for Mom,Bradley and I... he is with Ms.Sarah now.. prayers.

Kim and bradley mcnear. (Sue), Portwentworth, GA

My comdolences to Nettles Family on the passing of your loved one. Please know that your loss is shared and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised at Revelation 21:3,4 [ to wipe out sickness, Pain, sorrow and death. May fond memories linger in your hearts forever.

Henry , Lawrenceville, GA

Dr. Joe Lee Nettles, 83, died on April 6, 2017. He was born in Monroeville, Alabama where he grew up with three brothers David, Clay, and Bert and met the love of his life, Sarah Katherine Quinn, to whom he was married for fifty-four years. He graduated from Baylor University and the University of Alabama Medical School, where he was trained as an orthopedic surgeon. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served as a volunteer with the Red Cross in Vietnam in 1968.

After completing his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 1969, he and his young family moved to Savannah where he practiced with his partners at Orthopedic Associates until his retirement in 2001. He was active in the American Medical Association and the Medical Association of Georgia for which he served as president in 1989-1990.

He developed a passion for distance running in his 40's and over the years became a fixture in the local running community, completing nearly 100 marathons all over the world. Dr. Joe was an inspiration to countless runners and was honored to have carried the Olympic torch through Savannah in 1996.

His family was the center of his life. He and Sarah cherished their son, three daughters and 11 grandchildren.  Some of his happiest days were spent with family at his Tybee beach house where he lived his last years.

He is survived by his daughters Sally Nettles Wolfe (Victor) of Lyons, Georgia, Temple Nettles Morrow (Jordon) of Savannah, Blanche Nettles Powers (Andy) of Savannah and his son, Joe Lee Nettles Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida, grandchildren Joseph, Sarah, Andrew, John Victor, Margaret and Benjamin Wolfe, Katherine and Clay Morrow, Andrew, Matthew and Samuel Powers, and brothers Clay Nettles of Chevy Chase, Maryland and Bert Nettles of Birmingham, Alabama.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, where he has been a member since 1969, with visitation following at the church.

Remembrances to the charity of your choice.

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My heart goes out to you and your family. Blanche you may not remember me but I met your family through my husband's cousin Andy powers. I believe my parents Ann and Basil Jackson we're friends of your parents. They lived at Tybee and I have just recently lost them in the past four years so I know what you are going through and I pray that your your family heals, it isn't easy. May God's light shine on you and your family

Margaret and Pat Killorin , Richmond Hill , Ga

To the family of the kindest doctor at MMC,I worked there for 13 years,he was also my doctor. Working at the Marsh Iwould chat with him on Sunday during lunch. He also trained my second son Joe Sutton as an Orthopedic Tech and he is still using that training with Hangers. May God comfort your broken heart during this tough time.

Rosa Sutton RN, Savannahs , Ga

Revelation 21:3,4 promises that one day this enemy, death, will be done away with. Sorry for your loss.

Jehovah's Witnesses, Pooler, Ga

My heart goes out to Sally and the entire family. Love and prayers for you all.

Ruth Penton, Enterprise, Al

Joe was the epitome of an outstanding physician, a good family man, and a true Southern gentleman. He set a very high standard for all of us in every field of life. He will be missed by all who knew him

Gwynne and Ingrid Brunt, Atlanta, GA

Blanche, Andy and boys, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kim Bennett

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Candle tribute lit by W. Scott Bohlke — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Donna Glass — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Jennifer Canady — Georgia

Dear Nettles Family, I want to take a moment to express my deepest sympathy to your family. Our God, Jehovah, desires to bring back those who have died and end all things that cause suffering, as we read at Revelation 21:4. May this and other promises recorded in God's word the Bible continue to comfort your family.

Tati K., Snellville, GA

Dr. Joe will be greatly missed by the running community. Happy Trails, Sir!

Gregg Geiger, Pooler, GA

Thinking of you today and giving god so much Glory for such a tremendous creation as Dr. Nettles. You are blessed to be able to all him father.

Nancy and James stanley, Vidalia, GA

My deepest sympathies and sending thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and deep sorrow. He will be missed and I know especially among our runner community.

Maggie Keenan, ,

My deepest sympathies to the Nettles family. I owe my career and practice to Joe Nettles. Joe retired from Orthopedics in 2000 and left me with very big shoes to fill. I was honored that he entrusted the care of his patients with me. He was truly one the the kindest, caring , and most compassionate man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Always a gentleman with a warm gentle smile. You will be missed by many but never forgotten. May you forever Rest In Peace

Kent Woo, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kent Woo — Georgia

I as many wanted to share my sadness with the passing of one of the best Physicians and Fathers that I know. Dr. Joe Nettles was a role model in every sense of the word and his presence will be missed. I can't thank Dr. Nettles enough for demonstrating how a man can have honor and integrity and lead his life with those guiding principles. The Goodman's are thinking with heavy hearts over the passing of such a great man and family friend. We will have you all in or thoughts and prayers. Dr. Nettles can now rejoin the love of his life. sincerely, Brad Goodman and family

Brad Goodman, Savannah, Ga

My deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. God is the God of all comfort and promises us this comfort at 2 Cor 1:3, 4. In the days to come may the memories of your loved one bring smiles to your face and a light to your hearts.

Trotty Family, Atlanta, GA

Candle tribute lit by Therese K Sheehan RN — Georgia

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the family.

, ,

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY! DOM & GAYLE VALBUENA

VALBUENA, TYBEE ISLAND, GA

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY! DOM & GAYLE VALBUENA

VALBUENA, TYBEE ISLAND, GA

To the Nettes family, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Your father was one of the kindest, most thoughtful man that inbave ever had the pleasure of knowing. I've said to everyone that if you looked up the definition of a Southern Gentleman, a picture of your dad would be there! I always had the utmost respect for he compasssion and care that he delivered to his patients. It was not unusual to ride by his office on a Friday night and still see him seeing his patients hours after most offices had closed. His composure and compassion under pressure was unmatched! I'm sure that he will hear the words of his Savior, "Well done, thy good and faithful servant."!

Brian Welch, Odessa, Florida

Candle tribute lit by Genie Brazzeal — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Genie Brazzeal — Georgia

Dear Lee, I'm sorry to learn of the loss of your father. May his memory be eternal!

Genie Brazzeal, ,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your dad was a true Southern Gentleman, a great doctor, and good friend.

Sherry Belford, Lakeland, FL

Joe Nettles was a wonderful, passionate,and free-spirited man. He loved everyone. Always said nice things to people. Joe was a running legend amongst thousands of people everywhere. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to out to his family. Faye Kirschner, Savannah

Faye Kirschner, Savannah, GA

So sorry about your loss. Dr. Nettles was not only an exceptional dr. but also a fine Christian man who truly cared for his patients.

Jerald and Shirley White, Lyons,, Ga

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved Joe. He was a great partner and dear friend for about 35 years. I will always cherish our professional and personal relationship. He was a fine orthopedic surgeon and an equally fine person. He will be sorely missed. June and Gene Bargeron

gene Bargeron, Savannah, Ga.

Dr Joe and his gracious spirit will be missed by Tybee and Trinity Chapel UMC. Our condolences to the family

Bob & Charlene Grissom , Tybee Island , Ga

Our Deepest sympathy is with the Nettles Family. Joe and Sarah were two of the most wonderful people I have ever met. I don't know of anything Sarah couldn't do on the home front. She was such a talented, loving person. Joe was equally talented and caring. He will be missed by everyone who knew him I am thinking of their wonderful children today, knowing they are probably sharing many stories of their parents They are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our Deepest Sympathy, Judy and Chuck Farrell

Judy and Chuck Farrell, Savannah, Georgia

We are so sorry for your loss and will miss Dr. Joe so much! He was such a kind neighbor and friend. May God Bless you all during this difficult time. Benny and Susan McLendon

Benny and Susan McLendon, Lyons, GA

Joe was a running legend in Savannah and a great inspiration to many of us. He will be greatly missed.

Jenny Kyle, Savannah, ga

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Greg and Mary James, Vidalia, Georgia

Joe was a wonderful example of a caring, Christian man. When my youngest son had a head injury and was in the hospital in Savannah for a week, Joe came by every day to have a prayer with us. A blessed man and friend. He has now joined Sarah in heaven for a happy reunion.

Diane and Ted Kennedy, Dunwoody, Ga

Dr.Joe has been part of ourfamily since y'all moved to Savannah Sally Johnson (Dale's mom) became his stenographer until her death in1988. When it came time to build their fabulous home at Tybee Dr Joe called Dale. And during the process of building Dr Joe said, "whatever Mrs Sally wants she gets and when it was finished it was a masterpiece.And having the honor of living next door was like being part of the family especially Matthew. He loved DrJoe I don't know what they talked about but watching them in the rocking chairs on the Nettles porch they were solving all the problems of the world He'll be missed by everyone who met him.He was the best.

Jan Hoover Johnson & Tom Waters, Savannah, Ga

Dr. Joe will be missed. He was a great neighbor and friend. He loved his running and later jogging. We remember asking him many times "How are you Dr. Joe?" and he would say "Better than I deserve." May he rest in peace.

Perb & Kay Fortner, Tybee Island, GA

Candle tribute lit by David Bryan — Georgia

Our prayers are with your family in this difficult time. Dr. Nettles was one of our doctors from 1971 until his retirement. He was a very caring and compassionate person and such a gift personally and professionally. His friendship will always remain a special part of our lives. God has blessed him and his family. He has "run the race" and crossed the finish line. Now he will be with his beloved wife. May God bless him and your family.

Miriam & Don Strickland, Richmond Hill, Ga.

My condolences to the Nettles family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful time to be able to welcome back our dear loved ones again one day. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information please visit www.jw.org.

LG, Savannah, GA

I am truly sorry for your loss. Mr.Nettles appeared to be one amazing guy! Take comfort in knowing that Jehovah has promised to bring an end to death once and for all. (Corinthians 15:26) For more info regarding this subject, or any area of interest, please visit www.jw.org

R.G., Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss... I really appreciate everything Your Dad and Mom did for Mom,Bradley and I... he is with Ms.Sarah now.. prayers.

Kim and bradley mcnear. (Sue), Portwentworth, GA

My comdolences to Nettles Family on the passing of your loved one. Please know that your loss is shared and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised at Revelation 21:3,4 [ to wipe out sickness, Pain, sorrow and death. May fond memories linger in your hearts forever.

Henry , Lawrenceville, GA

Candle tribute lit by Megan Mondi and Tom Price — Georgia


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