Donald Joseph Spaeth, 83, of Tellico Village, passed away May 9, 2019.

Don was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City. He graduated from the College of Holy Cross in 1957. Don’s career in insurance took him, Jeanne and their family to several locations in the U.S.

In 1995, he and Jeanne retired to Tellico Village. Don was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed boating, tennis, gardening and the view from his deck at home.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Douglas Northrup.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jeanne Spaeth; children, Susan Northrup, Nancy Forness (Bob) and Thomas Spaeth; and grandchildren, Christopher Northrup, Lindsey (Sara) Hamed, Allison Forness and Brooke Spaeth.

Visitation and mass were held Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs.

Click Funeral Home & Cremations-Tellico Village chapel is serving the family of Don Spaeth.