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Ronald Gene Nethkin

September 27, 1947 October 26, 2018
Ronald Gene Nethkin
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Obituary for Ronald Gene Nethkin

Ronald G. Nethkin
September 27, 1947 - October 26, 2018

La Grange-Ronald Gene Nethkin, 71, of La Grange, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018. Ronald was born September 27, 1947 in Lenoir County to the late Frank Nethkin and Vivian Reece Shepherd.

Known as “Pops” or “Old Man River”, Ronald enjoyed a good gathering with family and friends. A true outdoorsman, nothing was better to Ronald than having a fishing pole in his hand. The tug of a fish on his line always brought a smile.

Ronald retired eight years ago after working many years as a pipe fitter and welder. He was always tinkering and loved woodworking. His swings, bird feeders, squirrel feeders and wooden tractors can be spotted all over the area.

Ronald loved a good time at Blounts Creek. Whether fishing, playing the guitar or singing, everything was always better for Ronald when near the water.

Ronald was a straight up talker. If you wondered where he stood, you could ask and he’d gladly share. We rejoice and smile with our wonderful memories.

Graveside services to celebrate Ronald’s life will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Family Cemetery, Washboard Avenue, Mt. Olive.

Ronald is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Brenda Farmer Nethkin; three sons, Ronnie Nethkin and wife, Lynn, Chris Nethkin and his companion, Marie Underhill, and Jason Nethkin; three grandchildren, Patricia, Anna and Josh; six great-grandchildren, Jameson, Shanley, Mattie, Alexis, Carter and Amone; and two siblings, Bob Nethkin and Janice Nethken.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. At other times the family will be at the home of Ronnie and Lynn Nethkin, 3328 Julie Drive, La Grange.

Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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6:00 PM 10/30/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/30/2018 8:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States





2:00 PM 10/31/2018 2:00:00 PM
Family Cemetery

Washboard Avenue
Mt. Olive, NC 28365

Family Cemetery
Washboard Avenue Mt. Olive 28365 NC
United States

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Family Cemetery Final Resting Place

Washboard Avenue
Mt. Olive, NC 28365

Washboard Avenue Mt. Olive 28365 NC
United States

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