Sidney Nutting Jr.

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sidney T. Nutting Jr.
SAVANNAH, Ga.—Sidney Thomas Nutting Jr., 82, died May 6, 2010, at Memorial University Medical Center. He was born in Macon, Ga., son of the late Sidney T. and Dorothy Bonney Nutting. He attended Savannah public schools, graduated from Savannah High School in 1945, and was enlisted in the U.S. Navy until 1946. He graduated from Armstrong Junior College in 1948 and the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in industrial engineering in 1950.
Mr. Nutting was employed by the Union Camp Corp./International Paper Corp throughout his entire 43-year career, holding positions as general superintendent in Franklin and manager of mills and plants in Savannah and Prattville, Ala. (Montgomery). He had offices in the New York headquarters as general manager of three plants in the Honeycomb Division. He was a corporate vice president for the Savannah and Prattville Mill operations upon his retirement in 1993. During his career with Union Camp he participated in studies at the Appleton WI Paper Chemistry Institute and at the University of Virginia Executives graduate program.
He held national offices as President of the Paper Institute and as vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Institute of Industrial Engineering.
He served on boards and councils for the Armstrong Foundation, Auburn University School of Business, and on foundations for Independent Colleges for Georgia, Virginia and Alabama.
He served on numerous Savannah boards including those of Trust Co. Bank / SunTrust, Memorial Medical Center, Norfolk Southern Railroad, the United Way, and the Royce Learning Center.
He held both city and state level positions with the Chambers of Commerce in Alabama and Georgia and participated as a member with numerous state commissions involving business and industry and economic development.
He assisted the MPC with various issues and was chairman of the Committee for the Southeast Chatham Land Use Plan.
He was on the United Way committees in Montgomery and Savannah and was a member of the Franklin, Montgomery and Savannah Rotary Clubs. He was President of the Savannah and Franklin Rotary Clubs and a director in Montgomery. He was also a member of the Oglethorpe, Chatham, and the Landings Clubs
Mr. Nutting was a member of St. John’s Church (Episcopal) in Savannah and was elected to the Vestrys in Franklin, Montgomery and Savannah. He was elected Senior Warden in both Franklin and Savannah and will be missed by St. John’s in his lifetime capacity as a Vestryman Emeritus.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Wear Nutting of Savannah; two sons, Sidney T. “Tom” Nutting III and wife Alison Hietbrink Nutting of Dallas and William R. “Bill” Nutting and wife Anne Leisy Nutting of Montgomery; grandchildren: Lauren, Katherine and Anna; sister, Bonney N. Gilbreath and her husband, J. Earl Gilbreath of Savannah. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Church, Savannah conducted by the Rev. Gavin G. Dunbar.
Burial was in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.