He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country honorably in the United States Army Signal Corps. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, the Phillippine-Liberation Ribbon, the Good Conduct Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
He was a retired employee of Parker-Kalon after twenty-two years of service and a farmer.
He united in marriage to Beulah Mardis November 14, 1942.
Besides his wife, Beulah Netherland, he is survived by three sons and one daughter: Jim Netherland and wife, Cindy of Columbia, Tennessee, Joey Netherland and wife, Maria of Newton, North Carolina, Jerry Netherland and wife, Jan of Leitchfield and Janet Rafferty of Campbellsville; nine grandchildren: James Netherland wife, Maureen of Clarkson, Michigan, Donna Bownds and husband, Brian of Belton, Texas, Captain Stephen Netherland of Ft. Campbell, Jon Rafferty and wife, Carrie of Anderson, South Carolina, Nicholas Rafferty of Richmond, Virginia, Matthew Netherland and fiance’, Lyndsey Wise of Knifley, Patrick Netherland of Hickory, North Carolina, Jordan Netherland and wife, Katie of Campbellsville, Chelsi Allison and husband, Luke of Louisville; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one nephew and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Chelsea Bownds May 27, 2013 and a sister, Helen VanDyke February 7, 2014.
VISITATION: 5:00-8:00P.M., Friday, April 1, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 12:00 Noon, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Mitch Ash and Rev. J. Alvin Hardy
BURIAL: Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with full Military Honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard