KINGS MOUNTAIN - Werner "John" Albert Gass Sr., of Summit Place, formerly of Gastonia, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2013, at Hospice House in Kings Mountain.
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John was born June 8, 1930, in New York, N.Y., son of the late Rose and Harry Albert Gass.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greene Fu-neral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia.
The Revs. Lamar Creel and L. J. Barnes will be officiating.
Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Bel-mont.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
John retired as Staff Ser-geant with the United States Army with twenty years of faithful service. He was awarded 5 Good Conduct Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army of Occupation Medal with Ja-pan clasp, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Korean Service Medal with one Silver Star, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Re-public of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device (1960), Sharpshooter Badge and the Korean Defense Service Medal. After his retire-ment from the military, he went on to serve another 24 years with the United States Postal Service in Charlotte.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Marga-ret Austin Gass; and sister Alberta Gass Pollock.
Survivors include his son, Werner Albert Gass, Jr of Gas-tonia, daughter, Jackie Adams and husband, Tim of Kings Mountain and daughter, Karen Guffey of Gastonia; grandchildren, Jennifer Ad-ams Campbell and husband, Rich of Dallas, NC, Nicholas Adams of Charlotte, NC, Mollie Guffey, of Gastonia, Mallory Guffey of Gastonia, Melodie Guffey of Gastonia; and great grandchildren, Riley Marie Campbell of Stallings and Chloe Gracyn Campbell of Dallas.
The family would like to express a special thanks to all the wonderful staff at Caro-lina Medical Center, MICU, Charlotte Main and Hospice House of Kings Mountain. We are also so very grateful for all the compassion and wonderful care John received at Summit Place of Kings Mountain during this past year.
Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God, 777 S. Myrtle School Rd, Gastonia and Hospice House, 312 Kings Mountain Blvd, Kings Mountain, NC.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Fu-neral Service and Cremato-rium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 30, 2013