Obituary: David Glenn Netherton


David Glenn Netherton ,72, of Arley, died Saturday, March 21, 2020. He is survived by his daughter, Sherree Acheson, sons: Brad Netherton (Sarah) and Brent Wallace; sisters: Sandy Hudson (Harold), Shelia Welch (George) and Sherry Morgan (Terry); brother, Wayne Netherton (Teresa); grandchildren: Samuel, Joshua, Mikaela, and Daniel Netherton and Jacob Evans. David also known as “Safi” or “Fast Fred” always had a love for fast cars and making them faster. He worked as a draftsman for a number of years before becoming an entrepreneur and evangelist. He started a parts delivery route with Netherton’s auto parts until he opened Old Timey Hamburgers in Decatur, which he later reopened as The Old La Casa in 1980 both very well known for his homemade ice cream. David was the founder of the NSMA National Street Machine Association and innovator of pro modified and outlaw street car racing. He later opened Birmingham Drag way atop Lassiter Mountain among many other racetracks and businesses throughout his years before authoring his first book in 2015. The family will have a private family service Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2 pm. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Arley, AL. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. A public celebration of life will be planned and announced at a later time. Should friends desire, donations can be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in David’s name. Please visit to leave condolences for the family. Moss Service Funeral Home directing.