Obituary – William Theo Wagner, Jr. (1935 – 2018)


William Theo “Wag” Wagner, Jr. of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Jr. was born October 14, 1935 in Waldron, Arkansas to William Theo Wagner Sr. and Alta Wagner. He was 83 years, 1 month and 29 days old.

Jr. leaves behind his loving wife Katy of the home, one daughter, Kay Lynn Clay and husband Brian of Greenwood, Arkansas and one son, Scott Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas. Papa will be forever remembered in the hearts of his grandchildren: Kristen Carter, Rebel Hindman, Kobe Clay, Hunter Wagner and Delaney Wagner as well as 6 great grandchildren. Jr. will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of friends, neighbors, and loved ones.

Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, Theo and Alta Wagner and one sister, Bette Sue Goss. Jr. was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and active in his Sunday School class through the years. He loved watching Cardinals’ baseball and the Razorbacks. Jr. was a Waldron Library board member and an avid Western novel reader.

Jr.’s life celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Waldron, Arkansas with Dr. Ken Overturf officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

Jr.’s pallbearers will be Hunter Wagner, Greg Goss, Mark Trickey, Nathan Howard, Miles Dozier and Allen Dozier. Honorary pallbearers are Derial Hullender, Paul Plummer and the men of Adult II/III Sunday School class at FBC.

Jr.’s visitation will be Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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