unexpectantly passed away at home Sunday July 14th, 2013. Fred was born May 7th 1964 in Bradenton, Florida to Pete and Mary Bigelow Wagner. Fred graduated from Bayshore High School in 1982 and soon after married his high school sweetheart, Debora Brinton. They have been happily married for 30 years. Fred began selling marine surplus from the back of his father's business Marine Outlet in 1983. Later that same year Fred moved his business Marine Surplus to its permanent home on 15th Street in Sarasota. Fred was preceded in death by his mother, Mary B. Wagner and his youngest son, Brett Wagner. Fred is survived by his wife, Debora, who took the responsibility upon herself to learn as much as she could about childhood diabetes. She devoted herself to watching after Fred's many health issues. Fred also leaves behind his son, Austin and daughter, Nichole, as well as Austin's wife, Krista. Fred left two beautiful grandchildren, grandson, Daylin and granddaughter, Rockelle. Fred also is survived by his father, Pete, his brothers, Chuck "Lynda," Tim, and Jay "Deanna." Fred will be missed by his mother in law, Dottie Brinton and his father in law, Wayne Brinton and his wife, Judy. As well as his brother in law, Ted Brinton, "Barry" and sister in law, Tammy Sanders, "Ike." Fred leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will cherish many fond memories of Fred. Fred was an avid golfer. He played in many tournaments with his father and brothers. He also enjoyed four wheeling with his family and friends. Fred enjoyed racing. He raced at Desoto Speedway for a number of years and later drove his little blue "Marine Surplus" truck in the Southern Pro Series. Best of all Fred loved his tractor. He would spend hours in his garage with his Little Buddy "Brett" working on his tractor. Just a few days before his death he was on that tractor helping his neighbor bury their donkey. That was a good day. Fred had to struggle for good days. He had a very hard time coping with the loss of Brett. Browns and Sons Funeral & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of final arrangements. A Memorial Service will be held at Bayside Community Church at 15800 SR64 in Bradenton, Friday July 19th at 6:30PM. In lieu of flowers, please make Memorial contributions to B.U.B.B.A., 7070 15th Street E, Sarasota, Fl 34243. This is an organization that Debbie Wagner and Gena Rogers formed after the tragic Christmas Day accident that took the lives of their sons Brett and Josh. Please visit BubbaSavesLives.org. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on July 18, 2013