Jerry Wager- Another great name in Toledo Wrestling!
Dick Wilson's son- Bruce
Sheila, Lance, Marc: Will be praying for you and your family. So glad I saw Jerry at the Varsity T banquet in 2011. I have many memories of the World Cups, and you guys on the mats. Will not ever forget the great times.
Sorry for the loss I had the opportunity to have coach Wager while wrestling at YMCA in the late 70's. My first year of working with him I was very raw and didn't know a thing. Under his direction and training that following summer I was the National Greco Heavyweight champion. Thank you for all you have done,and you will be missed. The Y has never been the same since he left,and he touched the lives of many young men Melvin Hicks Maurice Hernandez Tiny Scribbins, Stanley Kline and numerous others. Thank you again and the family is in my prayers. Daniel "Heavy"Perkins
Jerry was a huge influence in my life! Thank you for everything.
Sheila ,I worked with you at Coulthard , Smith and O'Brien Very sorry to hear of your loss Mike Moore
SHEILA I AM SO VERY VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR FAMILIES LOST.
I NEVER MET JERRY BUT WE HAD FRIENDS IN COMMON. AND I KNOW HE MUST HAD BEEN A GREAT GUY. I KNOW HOW YOU MUST FEEL. GOD BLESS YOU AND THE FAMILY AND YOU ARE IN MY PRAYS.
To Sheila and the Wager Family:
We remember Jerry with many fond memories and great respect, and we are honored to have known him. Our love and prayers are with you at this time.
--Eric and Doretha Morris
My deepest sympathies to Jerry's wife and family. I worked with him for many years and he will be remembered.
Sheila, Marc, Lance, & Family: Many great memories, everlasting gratitude, & long Saturdays. Jerry was a positive influence on many young aspiring athletes, in particular our son & Cathy's brother, while we were neighbors in Las Vegas. Our thoughts & prayers go out to his family.
Ed & Cathy Borla (Las Vegas)
Sheila sending prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. I know that you will miss your love, but time has a way of healing our broken hearts. I am sure my dear Roger met Jerry with open arms.
To the family: Our prayers are with you at this time. Jerry was a willing and dedicated employee at juvenile detention in Las Vegas. He will be missed.
Sincerely, Alvin Morris
Jerry Wager was a consumate professional, an inspiration to the youth he befriended, and a friend to all. Since retiring from Juvenile Justice Services, he has been sorely missed. I am pleased to regard Jerry as a friend. Godspeed to his wife and family.
My condolences to the Wager Family, Jerry was truly a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with him for many years. He was comical, loving, stern and full of knowledge. May he rest in peace, Big Cam (Clark County Dept Juvenile Services PO II, Retiered)
JERRY AND I WERE CLASSMATES AT WHITMER AND ROOMMATES ON INFAMOUS SENIOR TRIP.I WAS ALSO IN HIS WEIGHT CLASS ON THE WRESTLING TEAM. HE BEAT ME UP TWICE A WEK.REST IN PEACE OLD FRIEND.
RON WILSON CLASS OF 55
I'm sending a prayer to you at your new residence. I had a short experience there but was sent back with some jobs that were unfinished. I hope to see you there when my plan is done here.
I also am sending prayers to the friends and loved ones that you have left behind May they ease the pain of this loss and help them on the rest of their time here.
God be with you!
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)