Gene O. Wagner Sr.

May 11, 1932August 9, 2019

Gene O. Wagner, Sr., 87, of Rossville, GA passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019. He was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. Mr. Wagner was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway as General Foreman in the Diesel Shop. Following his retirement from the Railroad, he worked for nine years as a staff associate at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the East Ridge Masonic Lodge. Gene was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Dolores Agner Wagner, whom he adored and a granddaughter, Ashley Wagner. Survivors include his two sons, Gene O. Wagner, Jr. and his wife, Tina of Fort Oglethorpe, GA and Eric Wagner and his wife, Debra of Chattanooga; granddaughter, Heather Burton of Rossville, GA; two great-grandchildren, Emory and Lennon; brother, Larry Wagner of Albemarle, NC; one niece, Elizabeth Wagner. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. Ronnie Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Sunday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Hospice of Chattanooga


  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 12, 2019


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Bridgette Beene

August 11, 2019

I loved seeing gene and dee . He would bring her to get her hair done. They were the sweetest couple. You could see how much they loved each other. I will always remeber them and appreciate her business. I wish I could have known them longer. Rest in peace knowing you were loved by many.