Perry Leslie Nettles passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 while feeding cows at Lake Limestone. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 27, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams and Brother Clif Fox of the Church of Christ of Groesbeck officiating. Burial followed in the Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jared Nettles, Dan Wright, Stanley Boyd, Kelley Boyd, Rand Bates, Charles Gray, Ronnie Bates, David Dickey, and Greg Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers were Red Martin, Jack Armbruster, Wayne Martin, Jim Rains, Bobby Gene Rains, Morris Nettles, Joe Wayne Jackson, and the Class of 1958. Perry was born December 20, 1939 in the Old Union Community, to parents, Leslie and Raye Thomason Nettles. Growing up, Perry was called Peckerwood by his Uncle Henry, due to red highlights in his hair. The nickname “Peck” stuck with his five sisters.