Charles Raymond Wagner, 83, of Panola, Texas passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Willis-Knighton Pierremont Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.
He was born in Keytesville, Missouri on March 30, 1934, son of the late Ruth (Akres) and Claude Wagner. Charles spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He served our country in the United States Air Force for 21 years before retiring. After retiring from the Air Force, Charles worked as a water/waste operator for the City of Salisbury, Missouri. Charles also worked in the oilfields and as a horse trainer. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Bethany, Louisiana. Some of his hobbies were training horses, aviation, riding motorcycles and farming. Charles was united in marriage to Beverly Frances Adams on August 24, 1954 and to this union three children were born.
Charles is survived by his wife, Beverly Wagner of 63 years; sons, Darrell Raymond Wagner and wife Jacque of Westminster, Colorado and Alan Wayne Wagner and wife Cynthia of Shreveport, Louisiana; daughter, Jeanette Frances Hilliker and husband Mike of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Claude Wagner and brothers, Harley Wagner and Arthur Wagner.
Graveside service will be held Thursday, November 2, 2017 beginning at 11:00 AM at Keytesville Cemetery in Keytesville, Missouri.