Love and memories last forever...
  • 68 years old
  • Born on March 7, 1947 .
  • Passed away on April 27, 2015 .

John Phillip Nettleton, 68, of Mullica Hill, passed away on April 27, 2015.

A decorated US Marine Corps veteran, John served in Vietnam, and received two Purple Hearts. He was a police officer for many years; he served with the NJ State Police, Deptford Twp., and retired from Harrison Twp.  John was a member of the original SWAT team in Gloucester County, VFW Post 7679, and America Legion Post 452. He was a man truly dedicated to family and community.

Beloved husband of Susan G. (nee VanMeter) for 32 years. Devoted father of George Lamb, Theresa Barnett, Jodiesue Lamb and Joshua Lamb. Loving Dadoo of 8, and dear brother of Joseph Nettleton and the late Elizabeth Priller.  John was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Nettleton.

Visitation Fri., May 1, 2015 from 7-9pm at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Another visitation will be held 9am Sat., May 2, in the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ, where Mass will be celebrated at 10am. Burial with full Military Honors at Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org would be appreciated.

Posted by William Doyle on 31st December 2017
I was a very good friend of Johns in Vietnam and we we're in the same outfit together. I did not know that he had passed two years ago and I am extremely saddened by the loss of a very good friend. I remember the night of his party at his house in NJ when I met his family and he had just been sworn in as a NJ State Trooper. His former Lt. was there, Lt. Joe Sylvia, with his wife Shirley and John was beaming with pride. We we're all getting dressed in our uniforms and having a few beers before going over to the American Legion Hall when John and Joe thought it was a good idea to handcuff me to the chair I was sitting in. That was fine but I was in my jockey shorts and his sister, who I had just met was walking around the house. They said they had lost the key but only kidding. The night was a total success. I could go on and tell you of more experiences we had over there(Vietnam) which we're, believe it or not, very funny. I'm going to pass on the sad news to the rest of the guys because they'd want to know. We love you brother and will miss you very much. From all Delta Units: REST IN PEACE MARINE AND SEMPER FI!!!!
Posted by George Walker Sr on 27th April 2017
DEAR SUE:THINK OF JOHN VERY OFTEN,WE SHARED ALOT TOGETHER AND HE WAS A BROTHER AND GOOD FRIEND,HE SERVED BOTH HIS COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY WITH HONOR
Posted by Gerald O'Hare on 30th April 2015
John was my brother in law and I always liked him. He was a Vietnam Veteran, Police Officer and a great man. Everyone in the family always like John.
Posted by George Walker Sr on 30th April 2015
Dear Sue and Family:our deepest and Condolences knowing and working with John and meeting you was a plus in my life.

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