William "Wag" Wagner

March 25, 1966
September 19, 2018
South Charleston, WV

William "Wag" Wagner

William Ray Wagner, 52, lifelong-resident of South Charleston, moved beyond his hard-fought, courageous battle against melanoma on September 19, 2018.

Wag graduated as a South Charleston Black Eagle in 1984 while working at Calvin Broyles Jewelers. He graduated with an accounting degree from West Virginia University in 1989, and was a member of  Sigma Phi Epslion Fraternity. Upon graduation he continued to work with the Broyles Family throughout his career.  He later transitioned to working as a consultant with The Edge Retail Academy servicing clients throughout the United States.

He is survived by his loving wife, Stacy; daughters, Sarah and Stephanie (Beau), all of South Charleston; parents, Bill and Mary Wagner of South Charleston; granddaughters, Alaiah, Raylee and Avery; siblings Betty (Kirk) King of St. Albans, John (Amy) Wagner of Morgantown, and Rosemary (Jason) Gano of Alexandria, VA; many nieces and nephews. He will forever be remembered as WagPaw by his three granddaughters.

Wag was fortunate to have many wonderful friends and extended family throughout his life including the entire Broyles family and colleagues/clients of ERA.  While he encountered some of the best medical teams, a special person, Alice, provided love, support and friendship to Wag and family. He was an inspiration to many including his family, friends, clients and medical personnel and will be missed by all who knew him.

A service to Honor the Life of Wag will be held at 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 22, at Bible Center Church, South Charleston with Rev. Richard McGuire and Pastor Richard Thompson officiating.  Family and Friends may visit two hours prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to The William R. Wagner Foundation for Melanoma Cancer Research, 707 Virginia St. E, Charleston, WV  25301.

Memories of Wag may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the Wagner family with these arrangements.

12 replies
  1. The Edge Retail Academy Team says:

    Wag was one of those rare and special people that will leave a lasting and positive impression on all of us. Our loves are richer and better for having had the privilege of knowing Wag … and we also know he will continue to remind us what is truly important in this life. He will be sorely missed indeed. Wag’s qualities are too numerous to list, but to us, his legacy is that he always selflessly put the needs and feelings of others ahead of his own.

  2. Dr. Brian Plants says:

    What a GREAT man! A class act. He demonstrated tremendous grace through adversity. It was truly my honor to know him. I am sorry for your loss.

  3. Debbie Hart (Lilly) says:

    My heart goes out to the Wagner family… “Wag” was such a great guy and always a pleasure to talk to! I am an avid customer of Calvin Broyles Jewelers and he always made sure everything was exactly what you wanted… Wag had a heart for his work but more importantly for people! God bless all of you during this difficult time and hold on to the wonderful memories God blessed you with! Wag was a “jem”

  4. Chandra Eden says:

    My heart hurts greatly reading this. Wag was a WONDERFULL man who would do anything for anybody. The love he had for his girls was out of this world and he wasn’t shy about it. May God bless his sweet family and ease their paid during this heartbreaking time. I will always remember his smile!!

  5. Angela Badalucco says:

    My sincere condolences go out to the entire Wagner family! Wag was a great guy, as everyone who met him knew! I met him when our youngest children went to preschool together, and later played youth sports together. We had a blast player adult league soccer together, as well! You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! RIP Wag, you will be truly missed!!

  6. Lori Dougherty says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Wag’s passing. He was a wonderful person. My prayers are with his whole family.

  7. Suzie Humphreys says:

    Sarah and Stephanie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Dad would brighten everyone’s day when he would visit at Bridgeview Elementary. Wherever he went “sunshine” followed. He will be missed by so many people. Prayers for your families.

  8. Marsha/Steve Schoenbrun says:

    So very sorry to hear about Wag. He certainly lit up a room when he entered with his BIG beautiful smile.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We will miss his friendship and his laughter. LOVE from Marsha and Steve Schoenbrun

  9. The Rotz Family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are honored to have known Wag, such a friendly, genuine person with a great sense of humor. God bless the Wagner family.

  10. Tim, Nicki, Margie and Crystal says:

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. He was one of a kind and a joy to know. He will be greatly missed.

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  • Saturday, September 22
  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Funeral Service

  • Saturday, September 22
  • 5:00 PM