BRASELTON – Kenneth Jackson Siebert Jr., 68, entered into eternal rest Friday, May 24, 2013. He took absence from the body and is now present and celebrating God’s grace in heaven with His Lord Jesus Christ, loved ones stated.
He was the son of the late Kenneth Jackson Siebert and Annie Lee Powell. He lived with his beloved wife of many years, Donna Culpepper Nettles Siebert. He was born February 13, 1945.
He will be greatly remembered and loved by his wife and children including his son, Brian Nettles; and daughter, Rebecca Nettles Tipton; son-in-law, James Tipton; his adored grandchildren who called him Papa, Evelyn and Xavier Tipton; and many family members.
His accomplishments are many. He was a true patriot and guardian of his country. He served in Delta Special Forces as well as a DeKalb County Police Officer while obtaining his law degree at Woodrow Wilson School of Law in 1978. He exemplified justice and his love was endless.
He was a complex character who exhibited vastness and depth of character that was best exemplified in his deep love and appreciation for his family and friends. Each of us who had the privilege of experiencing a relationship with Ken were blessed with diverse and unique stories to tell.
Every person he touched and loved felt he was their rock. He was never too busy or self-absorbed to drop everything and assist his friends and family. He created such special relationships with so many different people.
Family was very important in his life. He was a great encourager. He was a leader. He strived for the best. Ken never gave up. He was a true perseverer and we hung onto his every word.
Ken was well known for his advice and humor with statements like: “It’s just fine if you want to be stupid but if you want to be stupid and pushy – you picked the wrong guy!” Or “thank you very much and now have a nice life….” But most missed will be his signature quote, when he would tell us all “who loves you baby?!”
He left no rock unturned and lived his life to the fullest with everything from jumping out of planes, to walking the Great Wall of China. He enjoyed traveling extensively, including all of Europe and most of the world but his most favorite place was The Grand Cayman Islands where he celebrated his last birthday.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 27, with the Revs. Sam and Barbara Silver officiating. Burial will be Wednesday, May 29, at Live Oak Cemetery in Walterboro, S.C. at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to forward contributions to EndIRSabuse.com… Just kidding but “Have a nice life anyway!”
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.