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William Lafayette NETTLES

Creed (Redwater) Cemetery
Bowie County,
Texas

"Billy"
Apr 14, 1854 - Mar 1, 1892
Son of John Jackson Nettles (1834 - 1902) &
Samantha Ann Collins Nettles (1838 - 1935).
Husband of Margaret Mayreth Creed Nettles (1856 - 1898).
Children:
John Howard Nettles (1877 - 1949)
Emma Nettles Kelly (1878 - 1960)
Charley Ross Nettles (1880 - 1945)
Myrtle E Nettles Spencer (1884 - 1964)
Dora Nettles Elliott (1885 - 1969)
Eddie Eugene Nettles (1888 - 1966)
Bessie Mae Nettles Taylor (1891 - 1956)

He was a Bowie County, Texas Deputy Sheriff.

Deputy Nettles was shot and killed while attempting to disarm a drunk man who was shooting into the air. The suspect shot Deputy Nettles in the chest.
Deputy Nettles was survived by his wife and eight children.

Courtesy of Mike White

Contributed on 2/1/18

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Record #: 151399

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Submitted: 2/1/18 • Approved: 2/3/18 • Last Updated: 3/24/18 • R151399-G0-S3

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