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Nettie Mae (Walker) Kugler

September 6, 1940 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 81)


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


Justin Kugler

Dusty and Brittney Chapman

Joseph Kugler

Christopher and Katie Rae Kugler

Brianna Kugler, Ashlee Kugler, and Lauren Kugler

Great Grandchildren;

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.

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August 2, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Graveside Service
August 2, 2022

2:30 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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