Richard Cleah Wagner, 79, formerly of Acre Lake, Kingsley, entered into eternal rest on April 14, 2013 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital in Spartanburg, S.C.
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He was the husband of Carol Thomas Wagner of Moore for over 55 years and the son of the late Forrest Wagner and Madelyn Rockwell Wagner Lindsey Bell of Nicholson.
He graduated from Nicholson High School, Keystone College, East Stroudsburg State College with post grad courses at University of Scranton. He worked for the Mountain View School District for 31 years teaching Biology, Social Studies, driver education and wherever he was needed. He also held the positions of Athletic Director, Wrestling Coach and Class Advisor for several classes. He was a member and Past Master of Harford Lodge #445 where he held the position of secretary for over 25 years and he was also a member and Past Patron of Prosperity Chapter #83, both of Hop Bottom.
Richard was of the Christian Faith and attended West Lenox Baptist Church, Kingsley and Center Point Presbyterian Church of Moore, S.C. He loved hunting, fishing, dancing, playing his fiddle and calling square dances. He was proud of his family and they were important to him.
Survivors also include two sons, Richard F. and wife Teresa and Dr. Jeffrey and wife, Ren both of Moore, S.C.; a daughter, Kate Shawn Brainard of Kingsley; a brother, Robert Wagner, wife, Celia; a half brother, Gerald Lindsey, wife Marlene, both of Nicholson; grandchildren, Ryan Wagner, wife ,Sara of Campobello, S.C., Chance, Tricia and Allie Wagner, Tyler Nelson of Moore, S.C., Madison Wagner of Kingsley, and Derek and Amy Mashburn of Ojai, Calif.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 20 in the West Lenox Baptist Church with Reverend Russell Lockwood officiating.
The family received friends Friday evening at Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State Street, Nicholson.
Masonic Services were conducted by Harford Lodge #445.
Interment in the Tower Cemetery, West Lenox, followed the funeral service.
A special thanks to the nurses and doctors of Scranton and Spartanburg Dialysis Centers and the nurses at Emeritus at Skylyn Place Assisted Living, Spartanburg.
Memorials may be made to Shriner Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605; or the
, 701 Grove Road, c/o Greenville Hospital System ISC-3rd Floor Greenville SC 29605.
For directions or online condolences, www.litwinfuneralhome.com
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Apr. 24 to Apr. 30, 2013