Nettles, James A.

  • Thursday, September 5, 2013


James A. Nettles (44) passed away on September 2, 2013 while on a hunting trip at Savannah Green Hunting Club in Andrews, SC. James was born May 08, 1969 in Charleston, SC. He was the only child of Dianne M. Nettles of Summerville, SC and James A. LoFaro of Tucson, AZ.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 o’clock Friday September 6, 2013 at St. Paul’s of Summerville in Doar Hall. Burial will follow at Summerville Cemetery. Family and friends may call 5-8 p.m. on Thursday September 5, 2013. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Citadel Foundation/Criminal Justice Department Fund, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409.
James worked for the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and was the Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division. James also worked for the Town of Summerville as the head of the Environmental Services Division from 2004 to 2008. James worked part time at The Citadel in the “Officer in Charge” program, supervising cadets during the night hours since 1998. He graduated from the South Carolina Firefighter Academy and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, SC. He received an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Ashworth University. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 234 in Summerville, SC.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, driving his ’87 Corvette, spending time with the apple of his eye and very special five year old granddaughter, Lyric Cureton, and vacationing with his family annually at Disney World in Orlando, Fl.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Nettles and his parents; a son, Craig Anthony Nettles; two daughters, Megan (Bubba) Tupper and step-grandchildren Elias, Garrett and Susannah Tupper; Becky Dyches and granddaughter Lyric Cureton. He also leaves behind a family pet “Tank,” an English bulldog.
He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Robbie and Lessie Nettles of Summerville and paternal grandparents, Samuel and Ava LoFaro of Bonneau, SC.
Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.

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