Samuel Herbert "Bud" Werner, IV (1952)
Posted December 15, 2011
Samuel Herbert "Bud" Werner, IV (’52), Age 77 of Tracy City, Tenn., died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. A lifelong resident of Tracy City, Bud was a son of the late Samuel Herbert Werner III and Beatrice Helen Pease Werner. Bud Werner graduated from the Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn., and attended Georgia Tech. He left Georgia Tech before graduating to serve in the U.S. Army. He served as a Dental Specialist with the 768th Medical Detachment in Mannheim, Germany. For his service he was awarded a Good
Conduct Medal and given an Honorable Discharge. After the military he founded the Sam Werner Machinery Company and was a co-owner of the Sam Werner Lumber Company timber holdings. His military ignited a passion for military history, particularly World War II, and military vehicles. He was devoted to dogs, but loved and cared for any animal that turned up in his yard. Bud Werner is survived by his cousin, Ellen Boyd Stamler and her husband, William R. Stamler of Paris, Ky., and their daughter, Rose Mary Stamler Dow and her husband, Philip B. Dow of Lexington, Ky. He was preceded in death by his fiancée, Jane Alsup. Homer Hunziker, Mark Stewart, Ray Patton, Paul Flury, George Kiehl and John Kunz served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Cunningham, Squirrel Layne, Dean Lutes, Harvey Cameron, Ron Alred and Harold Normasy. Contributions may be made to the Paris Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.), P.O. Box 222, Paris, Ky. 40362. Please include the name of the memorial gift and full return address. Visitation was Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. at Foster and Lay Funeral Home in Tracy City.
Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at Foster and Lay Funeral Home, the Rev. Clark Baker presiding. Interment in the Tracy City Cemetery will follow the service. The Rev. Claude Hoback offered a prayer. Arrangements are by FOSTER &
LAY FUNERAL HOME, Tracy City, Tenn.
Published in The Tennessean on October 22, 2011