Horace William Netherton Jr.

October 21, 1926January 18, 2021

Horace Wm Netherton, Jr., age 94, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky October 21, 1926, the son of Clara Belle Burger and Horace Wm Netherton, Sr., who along with his wife Mary Eloise Moore Netherton, preceded him in death. Bill is survived by his four children; Nancy and husband Gary Ellison, and children: Will and wife Jessica Ellison, Georgia and husband Rob Grainger, Glenna Ellison; H.W. (Bill) Netherton III and wife Lesa, and children: Mary Kathryn Netherton, H.W. (Bill) Netherton IV and wife Rea, Walker Netherton and wife Carson; Claire and husband James Wendlandt, children: Michael Wendlandt, Callie Wendlandt and fiancé Arthur Vidales, Catherine Wendlandt: Frank and wife Sue Netherton, children: Elisabeth, Hayley and Emily Netherton. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; Luke Ellison, Robert and Mitchell Grainger, H.W. V (“Cinco”) and Wells Netherton, Cecily and Meyer Longino; and survived by cousin, Jeanne Marie Arnold Thompson.

Bill graduated in 1944 from Austin High School and The University of Texas in 1948 with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree. While at the University of Texas, he was a member of Phi Gama Delta Fraternity. Bill enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1944 serving honorably before returning to college. Later he joined the Texas State Guard at Camp Mabry eventually attaining the rank of Colonel. Bill began his business career with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Beane before forming his own investment company.

The family would like to express their appreciation and thanks to Visiting Angels of Austin for their wonderful care of Bill.

A private family graveside will be held at the Netherton Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of H.W. “Bill” Netherton to Texas Parks and Wildlife, either the Game Warden Fund or Hunter Education or a charity of one’s choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Horace William Netherton Jr.

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Frank Rynd

January 25, 2021

Nancy I am so sorry to learn of your father's death. Please know I am thinking of you, Gary, and your children.

Nancy Ellison

January 25, 2021

Four Generations of Horace Wm Netherton-- Jr, III, IV and Cinco

Suzanne Shelton

January 24, 2021

So very sorry for your loss.
Sending prayers and love to all of the family.
Suzanne and Robert Shelton

AngelCaprice Wright

January 23, 2021

To the Netherton family; Frank, Claire, Nancy, and Bill. I am so sorry for your loss.
Privileged that I had the honor of working for your family the last two years.
Mr. Netherton, Sir, I will miss your stories, I will miss your everyday, “Thank Yous”, I will miss YoU!
You’re free now.... go in peace.