Wendell was born December 22, 1933 in Monette to the late Ira and Mildred Nettles. After attending Monette High School, he enlisted in the United State Air Force in February of 1952 and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant on May 1, 1978. Wendell and Peggy settled down in Sherwood in 1977 and from May 1978 thru July 1994, he was employed as a warehouse manager for Superior Metal Products in North Little Rock. He served as a volunteer for the Retired Activities Office of the Little Rock Air Force Base for seven years. Wendell was a member of the Monette American Legion Post 136.
He is survived by his son, Louis Nettles Jr. and wife Brenda of Cabot; a daughter, Shonda Moore of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Amber Mosley (Clay) of Maumelle, Anthony Quenga (Shelbie) of Benton, Sean Quenga of North Little Rock and Brittany Hanks of Cabot; great-grandchildren, Braelynn, Jason and Joshua Reid, Love’ and Aluna Quenga, Bailee and Urijah Quenga, McKinzie and Connor Hanks; sisters, Joyce Mize (Bob) of Batesville, Norma Spurlock of Lake City, Mary Sue Moore (Gene) of Monette and Sharon Locke (Jim) of Jonesboro and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy; granddaughter, ToniMarie Reid; a sister, Delores Bowman and a grandson-in-law, C J Hanks.
Funeral will be 2:00 pm Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Martin of Old Austin Baptist Church, where Wendell attended services for the last few years, officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:00 until time of service Saturday.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Ron Bowman, Frankie Clayton, Geno Spurlock, Derek Hampton, Mike Mize and Anthony Quenga.
A special thanks to his hospice nurse, Jayme and the staff of Greystone Nursing & Rehab for making his last few days as comfortable as possible.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Building Fund for Old Austin Baptist Church, 50 Old 38 N, Austin, AR 72007.