We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ziegler Funeral Home
Nettie Mae Kugler, age 81, of Athens,
Passed away on Friday July 29th at her home, peacefully in her sleep. She had been dealing with a number of complicated health issues that were a constant daily struggle but found peace in the end. She was the steadfast unshakable rock of her family. She is now reunited with her husband Billy Wayne (June 27, 2015) and oldest son Jimmy (November 13, 2015) and the many others who have gone before us. She is welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
She was born in Riceville, TN on September 6, 1940, and was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Willie May (Bottoms) Walker, along with siblings Josephine, Henrietta, Bud, and Betty. Nettie was a long time Athens resident who married Billy Wayne Kugler of Cordova, Alabama on January 18th, 1958, and together they raised 4 sons. They set an example for marriage and commitment that has had a lasting impact on all of those who knew them. Nettie was a loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Survivors include her 3 children and their families:
Larry and wife Gail of Cleveland
John and wife Amy of Cleveland
Michael of Athens
Dusty and Brittney Chapman
Christopher and Katie Rae Kugler
Brianna Kugler, Ashlee Kugler, and Lauren Kugler
Aubrey Kugler, Jaxon Chapman, Braylyn Harmon, Allie Grace Chapman, Kai Kugler, Eli Kugler, and Brady Kugler
Marie Walker, Ernest Walker Jr., Ray Walker, James Walker
The immediate family will be receiving family and friends on Tuesday August 2nd at Ziegler Funeral Home from 1 pm - 2 pm with a graveside service to follow at 2:30 pm at McMinn Memory Gardens.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 6704
Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online.
If you are unable to attend the visitation and service, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Nettie Mae Walker Kugler.