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Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Elvis Netterville

August 5, 1939July 18, 2020
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Elvis Edward Netterville, 80, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Wilson, Arkansas to the late Doc and Evelyn (Branch) Netterville and spent most of his early life in St. Louis, MO. Elvis served honorably in the U.S. Army. He married his childhood sweetheart, Barbara on August 14, 1960. They moved to Fort Wayne, IN in 1961 for Elvis to attend Indiana Tech to earn his Mechanical Engineering degree. Elvis held many different management positions at International Harvester until his retirement. One of his biggest passions was his youth ministry programs. He ran a basketball program through Bethlehem Lutheran School and a program at McMillen Park Apartments using tutors; the program operated for about 15 years. Most of his service over the last 25 years has been through urban and children’s ministry which included working with youth, family outreach, jail and work release ministry. For the past 20 years, Elvis’ focus had been in the jail ministry program at the Allen County Jail. He had been involved in living skills classes and substance abuse programs at the jail. He tried to help inmates understand their true value and purpose in life. Elvis is survived by the love of his life Barbara (Hubbard) Netterville; children, Elvis (Kristan) Netterville Jr. of Indianapolis, Yvonne (Rodney) Carter of Bethlehem, PA, Michael (Angie) Netterville of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Anthony and Jasmine Carter of Bethlehem, PA; and siblings, Vivian (Robert) House, Doc (Bernice) Netterville, LeRoy (Norma) Netterville, and Lawrence (Cheryl) Netterville; two sisters-in-law, Yvonne McDaniel and Nancy Robinson both of St. Louis, MO; brothers-in-law, Craig Riggins and James Hubbard all of St. Louis, MO; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service 11:00 am Friday, July 24, 2020 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with calling one hour prior to the service with Pastor Tom Ahlersmeyer of Holy Cross Lutheran Church officiating. Facebook live stream will begin at 11:00 am. Visitation from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home. Due to the current pandemic, please wear masks. Seating will be strictly limited to 125 guests. Burial in Concordia Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jail Ministry Program through Allen County Jail.

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PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Calling

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

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Erin Mills

July 24, 2020

Sending heartfelt condolences to the entire Netterville family. What a wonderful man who touched so many lives. May you find comfort in all of the precious memories.

Vallerie Wood

July 23, 2020

I’ll never forget the first time I met Dad Netterville and the funny stories he told and how he made us laugh.
He always had a kind word to share and saw good in everyone.
He will be dearly missed.
I’m so thankful and blessed to have known him.
Condolences to the Netterville family!
Love you all,
Vallerie (Val) Wood, Indianapolis In.

Karen Herring

July 23, 2020

Sorry for you lost I did not know him that will but I new is wife.

Amanda Keltsch Senger

July 23, 2020

To the Netterville family... so sorry for your loss and praying for you to feel Gods presence through this time. Great memories of Mr. Netterville through my years at Concordia with Yvonne and it has been so wonderful reading about how involved he was in other activities in such a quiet way. So like him. Yvonne , i hope you and Rodney and the kids are well. Mike, i miss seeing you out and about town for work and look forward to the day we can hug from a distance with our masks on!! My heart is heavy for you all but I know that Mr. Netterville is organizing something right now with others who have gone before him and making it a great experience in heaven. Well done good and faithful servant.

Jenny Miller (Sabina)

July 22, 2020

Mike, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your Dad was one of the most genuine individuals I had the great honor to know. I remember the days at Bethlehem meeting him and your wonderful Mom and walking away feeling so loved. I always remember them with a glow from their faith surrounding them. His smile was one of the best smiles I have ever seen. I will be sending prayers for your all during this time and afterwards. I am so sorry for your loss.

Forrest Patrick Branch

July 21, 2020

My elder cousin Elvis, whom I related to more as an uncle, was one of the kindest and most supportive persons I've ever come across.

I remember him visiting us on the farm as a child in Carleton, Michigan and at a few family get togethers over the years. He often communicated warm and supportive posts on Facebook about my life in agribusiness in Southern Africa and always left words of encouragement. Only today did I realize that he was an International Harvester tractor man while I had grown up with Ford, and now John Deere. It's interesting how so many in my family were involved in agricultural in some way.

May my dear cousin Elvis Netterville rest with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in perfect peace.

Erin (Keck) Dafforn

July 20, 2020

Elvis has been in my life since birth and he always made me feel so important whenever I talked to him. This man never was too busy to lend a hand or ear to any person. Ever. He dedicated his life to his fellow man; every single day. I remember when I was in 6th or 7th grade and Elvis ran for office. I was so proud that I hung his blue sign in my room for almost 9 years! I moved it and hung it everywhere I moved to. I enjoyed reading his fb posts even from way over here in Las Vegas! He made me feel like home seeing his walks and the people he touched. There arent enough words to express my gratitude except to say No one will ever compare to him. But he would want us ALL to try. God bless you Elvis. Xo

susan straw

July 20, 2020

Lou and I both enjoyed being around him because of his passion for life, love and friendship. Elvis will be so sorely missed by so many people. We send our condolences and sympathy to Barb and her family for their loss.

Joy Mckinney

July 20, 2020

My thoughts and prayer too the family .
I'm going too him Mr Elvis he was a good kind man my child love him .🙏🏾🙏🏾💙

Larry Wardlaw

July 20, 2020

I served with Elvis on the Metro commission, a very good man. My sympathy to his family.

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