Edward Leon Wagoner

By From page A4 | November 11, 2012


Jan. 23, 1931 — Nov. 2, 2012

Edward Leon Wagoner (Super Ed), age 81, passed away on Nov. 2, 2012, after a short illness. He served in the USAF for 22 years retiring as a flight engineer. He served in post-war Austria where he met and married his wife Erika. He served in the Korean conflict and four tours in Viet Nam and Thailand, earning a Meritorious Service Medal and many formal commendations for his service.

Ed was a member of the Solano Yacht Club, Ben Ali Shriners, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Montezuma Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Eagles and Model A Club. Ed was the life of every party, his jokes and spontaneous songs were legendary among his friends and acquaintances. Heaven is a happier place now and his family and friends will sorely miss the energetic and positive force of nature that was Ed.

Ed is survived by his wife, Erika; daughters, Brigitte (Jay) Bauer-Hellman, Margaret (David) Howerton; son,Walter Henry (Esther) Wagoner; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Bernice (Wayne) Morgan and brothers, Lewis (Ruth) Wagoner, Jack (Patricia) Wagoner, Kenneth Wagoner and Earl (Jan) Wagoner. He is preceded in death by his son, Edward Charles Wagoner; brothers, Bill Wagoner, Richard Wagoner, and his parents, Bertha and John Wagoner.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are respectfully requested to be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bryan-Braker, with interment to follow at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon at 1 p.m. You may sign the guest book at www.bryanbraker.com.

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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  • Frank UrbanikNovember 11, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    I knew Ed at Mare Island for a short time and knew his son Ed from Armijo High School. Both were good people and sorry to hear of his passing. Frank Urbanik

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