WAGNER, WELDON D. - Weldon D. Wagner, went to be with our Lord on August 15, 2018.
Weldon D. Wagner was born in Duncan OK, to Trellis Mae (Atha) and Allie Sampson Wagner on May 9, 1938. His parents moved to Roswell while he was still an infant to escape the hardships of the Dust Bowl in OK. Allie had family who were farmers who had relocated here earlier. Allie worked for and with the local old time farmers until he could purchase his own farm and raise his family. Weldon was the second oldest of 5 children; therefor, he grew up working and helping his dad when his mom was unable. It was truly a family operation. Weldon grew up accepting the responsibility of hard work, learning to drive a tractor at the age of 5, before and after school, all summer and during school breaks (known as vacation to other students).
He graduated from RHS and soon after married, started his own family and purchased his own farm. He has been farming until his last crop where he rented out his present farm. His enjoyment these last few years has been buying, flying and working on his airplanes and visiting and working with his airport buddies. He was one of the few TOTALLY HONEST men left here on earth. When he said he would do something you could know without a doubt that it would be done exactly as he said it would.
He has never considered doing anything other than farming here in Chaves County. During these last few months of his courageous battle with cancer, he never complained just graciously accepted his fate in life and moved on saying, "That's just life. I've had a long, full life and it is ok." He accepted Christ as a youngster and never faltered in his belief.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents from both parents, numerous aunts, uncles and other family members, including his second child, an infant named Susan. He was also preceded in death by his nephew Tom Jones, his sister's son.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie and his children, Kevin Wagner (Ann), Sheila Cousins (John) and Laura Navarrete (Al). He is also survived by his grandchildren; Charli (Chris) LeGette, Chad (Julie) Wagner, Scott (Kaleigh) Wheless, Chandler Wheless and his great grandchildren; Alexandria, Koen and Penelope Wagner and Saville and Wagner LeGette. He is survived by his sister, Wanda Jones and brothers, Wayne Wagner (Georgie), Robert "Bob" Wagner (Mary) and Jerry Wagner (Joy). He is also survived by Kevin and Sheila's mother, Sue Johnson; along with 3 generations of family and numerous friends who respected and loved him very dearly.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Christ's Church, 2200 N. Sycamore Ave. with Pastor Lyman Graham officiating.
The family sincerely invites you to bring your favorite dish and join them for a pot luck lunch after the service at Christ's Church foyer.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in Weldon's honor to Assurance Home, 1000 E 18th St, Roswell, NM 88201; Salvation Army, 612 W College Blvd, Roswell, NM 88201 or another charity of your choice.