Samuel Wagoner

Samuel Florence "Sammy" Wagoner Jr.

Saturday January 23, 1926 - Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Samuel Florence Wagoner, Jr., widower of Oleta Jewell Ritchie Wagoner, of Paris, departed this life on November 20, 2019 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, having attained the age of 93 years. He was born on January 23, 1926, the son of the late Samuel Florence Wagoner, Sr. and Gustava Love Mattox Wagoner. After attending Millersburg Elementary and Millersburg High School, Uncle Sam pulled him out of school when in the 11th grade, and he became an Engineer in the Army from April 22, 1944 until June 16, 1946, holding the rank of Corporal when discharged from Camp Atterbury, Indiana. His special recognitions were 5 Battle Stars: France, Germany, Holland, Belgian, and Austria. After his military discharge, he retired from driving a truck for Ecklar Moore and Roadway, and a school bus driver for handicapped children in the Bourbon County School system. He was a faithful, loving husband and father, had many friends, was a farmer and a member of Herrington United Methodist Church. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Wagoner, a grandson, Samuel Wagoner, and a stepmother, Angie Fleckenstine Wagoner.
Surviving are his children, Wayne Wagoner and wife Ruby, Jarvis Wagoner and wife Tina, and a daughter-in-law, Diane Wagoner. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Michelle Blackburn (Dean), Cristina Wilburn (Roger), Michael Wagoner (Jennifer), Mandy Wagoner (Michael E.), Derrick Wagoner (Marian), Kain Wagoner (Chelsea), Jordan Wagoner (Farrah), and Jacob Wagoner, as well as 10 great grandchildren.
The funeral service for Samuel Florence Wagoner, Jr., will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Mooneyhan, Rev. Gaylord Gillispie and Rev. April Jolly officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with casket bearers being Kain Wagoner, Jordan Wagoner, Jacob Wagoner, Dean Blackburn, Roger Wilburn, Derrick Wagoner, Michael Wagoner, Kade Wagoner, and Michael E. Wagoner. Honorary bearers are Doug Martin, Jim Fryman, Coleman Gillispie, Bruce Wagoner, Allen DeAtley, Charlie DeAtley and Tommy Gillispie. The family request friends to call at the funeral home on Friday evening, November 22, 2109, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Herrington United Methodist Church,c/o April Jolly, 126 Prescott Road, Paris, KY 40361 or Bluegrass Hospice Care, 1317 US-62, Cynthiana, KY 41031.
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  • Visitation

    Friday November 22, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday November 22, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Hinton-Turner Funeral Home
    526 Pleasant Street
    PARIS, KY 40361
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  • Service

    Saturday November 23, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday November 23, 2019 10:00am
    Hinton-Turner Funeral Home
    526 Pleasant Street
    PARIS, KY 40361
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  • Interment

    Evergreen Memory Gardens
    5364 Lexington Road
    LEXINGTON, KY 40511
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Mary Martin

Posted at 02:42pm

He was a great man, he will be missed. Wish there was more like him, I rode his bus some as bus monitor . he loved those kids & they loved him. prayers for the family.

Nate, Amy, Marty & Autumn

Posted at 07:20am
May you find comfort in the outpouring of love surrounding you. We are praying for your peace at this very difficult time.
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Larry Elliott

Posted at 11:58pm
He was a very nice gentleman. I liked Mr Wagoner a lot and enjoyed his visits to my office.

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