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 snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the Wagner family with these arrangements.