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David E. Wagoner

d. December 22, 2022

David Earl Wagoner

East Berne - David Earl Wagoner passed away peacefully Thursday, December 22nd, following a short battle with cancer at the age of 76. He was the loving husband to Patricia (Gilbert) Wagoner for 24 years. David’s parents, Earl Wagoner and Florence Olsmidt, passed away before him along with his sister Viola Durocher and his son Timothy Wagoner. He is survived by his sister Leila (Ray) Gardineer and his brother Donald (Annie) Wagoner. He was the proud father of David (Jennifer) Wagoner Jr., Jonathan (Domenica) Wagoner and, Charlie (Nichole) Wagoner along with his step-children Stacey (Earl) Grant, Richard (Diane) Rapp, Brian (Sarah) Rapp, and Holly Liberty. He held dear his grandchildren Johnathan, Kasey, Keyaura (James), Austin, Savannah (Scott), Alivia (Mark), Owen, Elizabeth, and Jimmy along with three step-grandsons Spencer, Tyler, and Kyle. He is also survived by his five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and his best friends Dean and Mike. 

David graduated from high school at Berne-Knox in 1965. After, he had attended Cobleskill College and graduated in 1967 which he was very proud of. In 1968, he then enlisted in the United States Air Force and started basic training at Lackland Air Force base in Texas. After basic training he was sent to Tallahassee, Florida where he prepared to be sent to Vietnam in April 1969. He proudly served in Vietnam as a Staff Sergeant and was stationed at DaNang Air Base. David spent almost a year on the base loading bombs, missiles, and guns onto planes. He was then sent to Korea for temporary duty and after was sent back to the states to finish his time stationed in North Carolina, until he was honorably discharged in December 1972. 

David loved spending time with family and friends, while telling stories and jokes with a cup of coffee in hand. He loved hearing about all of the hunting stories along with adding some of his own. He kept a log as to who got a deer, how much it weighed, and how many points it had. He loved his fur “little girls” Saydie and Rosie. He often liked to make a noise just to get them barking and snuck them treats when no one was looking. 

Friends are invited to visit with David's family on Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Fredendall Funeral Home followed by a funeral service beginning at        1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Patriot Flight Inc. P.O. Box 13776 Albany, NY 12212 or American Legion Riders P.O. Box 461, Altamont, NY 12009.

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

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