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Billy Junior Wagner

Posted: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

HIGH POINT, N.C. ó Mr. Billy Junior Wagner, 78, resident of High Point, died May 6th, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital.

Mr. Wagner was born Nov. 5, 1934 in Volga, a son to the late Willie Joe and Minnie Kincaid Wagner. He was a 1953 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School and married the former Shirley Dulaney of Pickens, the same year.

He worked for the Buckhannon Milling Company and after moving to Jamestown, N.Y. in 1957, he worked for Marlin Rockwell (MRC). In 1967 he accepted Godís call into the ministry and served as minister for the EUB, United Methodist and Wesleyan Conferences. He returned to Buckhannon in 1973 as the director of EvUn Breth Acres.

In 1977 he accepted a position as the director of the Florida United Methodist Youth Camp in Leesburg, Fla. In 1988 he moved to High Point, N.C. where he retired from Wesleyan Arms Nursing Center in 1999. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, wood working and spending time with family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wonna Mae Karickhoff; and two brothers, William and David Wagner.

Surviving are his wife of the residence; five children, Richard Lynn Wagner and wife Kim of Buckhannon, Daniel Wagner of High Point, Teresa Borcheck and husband Michael of Maitland, Fla., Lori Johnson and husband Robin of Eustis, Fla. and Donna Rae Woods of High Point; one sister, Rosalie Lewis of Ravenswood; one brother, Maynard Wagner and wife Jean of Jamestown, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, David, Neil, Lindsey, Christopher, Becky, Dustin, Hope, Brandon, Sarah, Josh and Zac; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Carol Wagner of Providence Forge, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Cumby Funeral Service in High Point with Rev. Phil Bailey and Rev. Phil Kirkman officiating.

Interment will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Buckhannon. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, 516 N. Adams St. Tallahassee, FL 32301. Online condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com.

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