Werner was blessed to live 83 years. He was a devoted husband of 54 years, a wonderful father of three children, and a proud citizen of the United States after immigrating to the United States from Germany during World War II. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and he was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he served with the Knights of Columbus.
Left to cherish Werner’s memory is his wife, Catherine Spodat; daughters, Patricia (and Deacon Don) Griffith of Johnson City and Stephanie (and John) Mann of Johnson City; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, John Spodat of Watauga.
Werner’s funeral Mass will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (2211 E Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601), under the direction of Father Dustin Collins and Father Peter Iorio. A committal service with military honors will be held at Mountain Home National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020. Please meet at the Annex by 10:50 a.m. to go in procession to the committal shelter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Knights of Columbus Council #4264.
Memories and condolences may be shared via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Spodat family. (423) 282 – 1521.