In the loving care of family and friends, Robert Mitchell Werner died at his home on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
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He was born Nov. 6, 1957, in Oak Ridge, to William and Patricia Werner.
He will be forever remembered by his loving wife, Jo Ellen; her daughters and grandchildren: daughter Nanette Landen, husband Charles and children Riley, Katherine, and Rachel; daughter Stephanie Whitehouse and children Josie and Colin; daughter Elizabeth McManaway, husband Alan and children Gavin, Aiden, and Elijah; and daughter Emily Francis.
Brothers, sisters and their children include James Werner and friend Donna Jones; Denise Underwood, husband Tom and children Melissa and Sarah, Thomas "Tommy" Werner and wife Mary Beth; Mary Beth "Betsy" Norris and children Courtney and Hank; Christine Brewer, husband Steve and children Matthew, Nickolas and Kevin; Patrick Werner, wife Janna and children Mason and Claire. He will be missed by his mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Fugate.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ann Werner; and father-in-law, Jess L. Fugate.
He was a good man who enjoyed the simple things in life. "The memory of a good person is a blessing." Proverbs 10:7. He and his wife were kindred spirits who spent considerable time outdoors camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, working, gardening and enjoying campfires with grandchildren and friends. He was an engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee. He managed Material Fabrication and Testing and was intensely dedicated to his work; he held a deep care for his employees.
All family and friends were invited to a prayer and vigil service at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in St. Ann Catholic Church in Lancing. Visitation and fellowship followed the prayer service. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in St. Ann Catholic Church, with burial at the family cemetery at 169 Susak Lane, Lancing. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, is in charge of arrangements. Those who desire may make memorial donations in his memory to either Covenant House, 460 W. 41st St., New York, NY 10036; or Catholic Charities Columbus Home, 3009 Lake Brook Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37909.
Published in Roane County News from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2012
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