Bob Wagoner

Robert “Bob” Wagoner Sr., age 79 of Mansfield, TN, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at his residence.

He retired after 35 years from the American Paper & Twine Company where he worked in sales. He was a longtime, active member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ where he served for many years. Bob was also a longtime supporter of Henry County Helping Hand and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and won the 1978 World Champion Coon Hunt. In 2019, Bob was inducted into the Coon Hunters Hall of Fame.  Above all, he loved to be in the company of his family and friends.

Bob was born June 28, 1940, in Nashville, TN, to the late John J. Wagoner and the late Minnie Bell Vaughn Wagoner.

He was married August 1, 1987, to Oneida Muzzall Wagoner, who survives, of Mansfield, TN.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by one daughter, Connie Rae Wagoner-Goins of Mount Juliet, TN; one son, Robert “Bobby” (Jaye Carol) Wagoner Jr., of Arrington, TN; one stepson, Russ (Tabitha) Wimberley of Mansfield, TN; six grandchildren: John Dee Hunt, Elizabeth McAlister, Brittnie Bell Stafford, Jesse Wimberley, Colten Wimberley and Philip Myrick; six great-grandchildren: Bella Rae Stafford, Addie Mae Stafford, Brady Birdwell, Sawyer Speer, Ava James McAlister and Ada Louise Wimberley.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Jane Wagoner Hunt.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. Visitation was Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Sulphur Well Church of Christ, 1760 Oak Grove Rd S, Springville, TN 38256, and continued Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Sulphur Well Church of Christ.  The funeral service was Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 2:00 pm at Sulphur Well Church of Christ, with Randy Stephens and Bob Palmer officiating.

Serving as pallbearers were Leighton McAlister, Tommy Vaughn, Grant Norwood, Aaron Stafford, Dan Tharp and Jim Atkins.

Burial was in Sulphur Well Church of Christ Cemetery in Springville, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Helping Hand, PO Box 22, Paris, TN 38242 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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