Dale Ray Wagner passed away and made his journey to be with the Lord on July 2, 2014, at noon, from Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born May 6, 1938, in Hemphill, and was the son of the late Dave and Edna Zachary Wagner. He was also preceded in death by his beautiful daughter, Angie, in 1979; handsome son, Todd, in 1982; and brother, Greg.
He retired from Super Value in Milton. As a younger man he coached Little League and Mothers Minor Baseball teams and also basketball teams, which he loved to play. He was a faithful and longtime member at Boomer Baptist Church, Boomer, and a great servant. He taught Sunday school to young boys and was a Bible School teacher, deacon and an usher.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, and high school sweetheart, Drema Nibert Wagner; his son/grandson, Todd, who he raised from a young boy, and his wife, Jessica; granddaughter, Lenny; brothers, Roger and wife, Linda, of Boomer, David and his wife, Brenda, of Fayetteville, Bunk and his wife, Hazel, of Indiana, Mike and his wife, Talwee, of California, Bob and his wife, Katherine, of Jodie and Rick and his wife, Debbie, of Pratt; sisters, Francis and husband, Mike, of North Carolina and Sue and her husband, Mal, of Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Betty McCarty of Florida and Demetra Pauley of Handley; and many nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Boomer Baptist Church, Boomer, with Pastor Jim Neeson and Pastor Larry McCarty officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call two hours prior the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Boomer Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 446, Boomer, WV 25301 or Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.
O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.