Wagner, Gene O. Sr.

U.S. Army Veteran Retired As General Foreman With Norfolk Southern Railway

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Gene Wagner
Gene Wagner

Gene O. Wagner, Sr., 87, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019.  

He was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.  

Mr. Wagner was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway as general foreman in the Diesel Shop.  Following his retirement from the railroad, he worked for nine years as a staff associate at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel.  He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the East Ridge Masonic Lodge. 

Gene was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Dolores Agner Wagner, whom he adored and a granddaughter, Ashley Wagner.

Survivors include his two sons, Gene O. Wagner, Jr. and his wife, Tina of Fort Oglethorpe, GA and Eric Wagner and his wife, Debra of Chattanooga; granddaughter, Heather Burton of Rossville, GA; two great-grandchildren, Emory and Lennon; brother, Larry Wagner of Albemarle, NC; one niece, Elizabeth Wagner.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. Ronnie Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37416.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.


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