Wayne Allen Waggoner, 81

Wayne Allen Waggoner, 81, of Wabash, died at 9:50 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash.

He was born on Feb.8, 1941, in Wabash, to Herschell H. "Hank" and Ruby (Ridenour) Waggoner.

Wayne was a 1959 graduate of Lagro High School. He married Carol S. Ragan at the Lagro United Methodist Church on May 12, 1961. He worked at General Tire in Wabash, retiring after 47 years, and also worked at the Wabash Parks Department 7 years and was a farmer. Wayne was a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist Church, the Hanna Masonic Lodge, and Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.  He enjoyed cutting wood, going to tractor pulls, Nascar racing, and inventing things.

He is survived by his wife, Carol S. Waggoner of Wabash; two children, Kelly (Brad) Taylor of Leesburg, and Brent (Shari) Waggoner of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; six grandchildren, Wesley Cummings and Caitlyn (Robert) Reamer, both of Marion, Hannah Waggoner of Bonners Ferry, Emorie (Kyle) Marine of Fort Wayne, Samantha (Jared) Harnish of Carmel, and Madison (Josh) Teulker of Browntown; nine great-grandchildren; and his sister, Carol (Max) Cox of Wabash.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Brent Waggoner officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. 

Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with a 7 p.m. Masonic service.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Parks Department.

The memorial guest book for Wayne may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Mar 16