Roy Victor Wagner

9 December, 193418 July, 2020
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Roy V. Wagner age 85, of Greenville passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Greenville. Roy was born December 9, 1934, in Newark, Ohio, to the late Roy V. & Bessie (Hale) Wagner Sr. In addition to his parents, Roy was also preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Wagner. Roy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judith C. (Hausser) Wagner whom he married August 29, 1959; children, Christopher & Laurie Wagner of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Sara & Derek Koon of Ludlow Falls; and grandchildren, Alexander Koon and Matthew Koon. Roy was ordained in 1961 with the United Church of Christ and served as Pastor until his retirement in 2013. He served congregations in Bay City, Michigan, Grand Haven, Michigan, Clinton, Michigan, Apple Creek, Ohio, and North Canton, Ohio. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Troy. Roy enjoyed singing in the church and community choirs, gardening, reading and golfing. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren 300 E. Monument St. Pleasant Hill with Pastor Nick Beam, Pastor Todd Reish and Pastor Lauren Allen officiating. The service can be joined remotely on Facebook Live at Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes Facebook page. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 AM outside in front of the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart & Soles P.O. Box 163 Pleasant Hill, OH 45359 or the American Cancer Association. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be observing social distancing and masking measures. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.


  • Family will receive friends

    Saturday, 1 August , 2020

  • A celebration of Roy's life

    Saturday, 1 August , 2020


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Richard Beckman DDS

3 June 2021

Dear Judy C. Wagner,
So sorry to learn so belatedly of Roy's passing. He was a favorite cousin of my from childhood up and enjoyed so many great times with he and his family at their little farm in Newark. Our last meeting by chance was in a restaurant upstaires, if you may recall,in Charleston, S.C. when you two were on vacation there.
Please accept Nancy and my deepest condolences.
With our warmest regards,
Richard (Dick) W. Beckman DDS

Leota Buss

24 July 2020

Dear Judy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of this. I was on the search committee when we hired him at Apple Creek. He was a very caring person. I know what you are going through. We lost Willie last fall, Nov. 3. You are all in my prayers. Leota Buss

American Cancer Fund

23 July 2020

The staff of the American Cancer Association® at is sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in his name and our sincere condolences go out to his family.

Roxanne Vander Noot-Stanley

22 July 2020

I am heartbroken for all of Roy's family, and the many friends he had. Roy was one of my first mentors and I will always remember the many things we talked about. He was always giving, caring, listening, calm and helpful. The year my mother passed away, Roy and family drove in a snowstorm up to Michigan to handle her funeral for us.
Roy, Judy, Chris, Sara and their families mean the world to my family and we will remember Roy fondly and with love.
RIP Roy, I know you are with God.

Lynda Adams

22 July 2020

Our deepest sympathies to Judy, Chris & Laurie, Sara, Derek, Alex and Matthew Koon. Roy was a fine man and it was a privilege to have known him.

Paul & Lynda Adams
Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren

Debby Sodders

22 July 2020

This comes as quite a sad shock, Judy! I shall miss Roy in the BRC choir and seeing him out and about on the BRC campus. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy! May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family as you continue the journey without Roy.

Much love,
Debby Sodders

Jan Kirby Kulma

22 July 2020

Dear Judy and Family,
We are all so sorry to hear of the loss of Rev. Roy.
Many memories of this wonderful fellow Heidelberg alum!
Our Sympathy,
Marvin & Kathy Kirby and Jan Kirby Kulma

Barbara Steinbauer

22 July 2020

Judy and family, Too many memories to share here. But what a wonderful friend. I was thinking about you the other day and was going to call, but I guess life got in the way. I am so sorry for your loss. We will all miss Roy . Call when you have a chance.
Your friend Barbara Steinbauer