Hugh Sanford Werts, 82, of China Grove, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at his home in China Grove.
He was born November 4, 1935 in Charlotte, NC to the late George and Farie Talent Werts. Hugh was a 1954 graduate of North Mecklenburg High School, he worked as a Gas Controller for Piedmont Natural Gas for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. Hugh enjoyed gardening, reading, watching westerns and sports, and most of all spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, Hugh was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Werts and son, Hugh Sanford "Sandy" Werts, Jr.
Hugh is survived by his son, Chris Hammond and wife Chasity of China Grove; daughter, Linda Joy Werts of Charlotte; grandchildren, Maren Funk and husband Jon, Kara McMillan and husband Alex, Christa Davis and husband Jacob, Amanda Hammond and fiancee Preston Penninger, Chase Hammond and Ashley Hammond; great-grandchildren, Haven and Brexton; and daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen Werts of Cornelius.
The memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, China Grove, NC, with Pastor Keith Bingham officiating.
A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall where the family will greet friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care of Rowan 301 S. Main Street Suite 105 Salisbury NC 28144.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Trellis Supportive Care of Rowan, especially Angie, Marisol, Kathy and Sue.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Werts family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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