John Henry Spence, 65, of Vonore, TN, passed away suddenly on January 28, 2021. Born on January 25, 1956, John worked for 40 years at Gerdau Ameristeel Plant in Knoxville, TN (currently CMC). He is preceded in death by his parents Henry George and Wanda Doretha Spence. John is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah Flynn Spence; son John Henry Spence II (Cherie); daughter Holly Spence Mervin (Brenden); grandchildren Georgia Spence, Lillian Mervin and David Mervin; sister Wanda Suzanne “Susie” Spence; brothers Sam Henry Spence (Nadine), Jim Henry Spence (Wanda) and James Henry Spence (Maria); father and mother-in-law John and Barbara Flynn; sister-in-law Patricia Flynn, countless nieces and nephews; several special family and friends; and beloved dog Izzy. John was the hardest working man you could ever meet, and he loved his family just as hard. He always put his family first. Rooms lit up when John walked in. He was one of the most easygoing men, and everybody loved to be around him. Friends and family will hold a Celebration of John’s Life in early May, 2021. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite local animal shelter. “Everything I do is for you!”
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