OBITUARY

Dorothy "Dottie" Scarboro Wagoner

May 17, 1923April 3, 2019
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Dorothy Scarboro Wagoner (Dottie), born in Troy North Carolina on May 17, 1923, peacefully left this world April 3, 2019 with all her children present.

Dottie grew up in Troy and later attended Pfeiffer Junior College where she met William Columbus Wagoner Jr. (Buck) from Richfield, NC. Buck declared he would marry that beautiful blonde when he spotted her the first day of school. They quickly became inseparable and enjoyed their two years at Pfeiffer. They maintained a long distance romance while Dottie attended The Medical College of Virginia where she earned her RN. World War II found Buck serving our country as an officer in the US Navy in the South Pacific. During that time letter writing was a daily event for both Dottie and Buck. The two developed a private code to share intimate details of his travels. On May 12, 1944 they became the first couple to be married in the new Pfeiffer Chapel. After the war Buck and Dottie made their home in Greensboro along with their first born, little Billy. Dottie began her nursing career with Drs. Wood and Perry in their OBGYN practice. She often commented to our friends that she was there when they were born.

While raising four children, Dottie was involved in schools, church, scouting and many other family related activities. Serving as the camping “mom” for both daughters’ troops there are wonderful memories all four kids cherish. Aside from family, Dottie’s greatest joys were her involvement in gardening and her garden club. She was a charter member of Anniversary Garden Club and was extremely active in the Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs until recent years. She enjoyed her roll as a Master Judge and loved sharing her many talents and knowledge of all aspects of flower arranging, judging, entertaining and table settings. In the 1960-1970’s Dottie chaired the Greensboro Beautiful campaign and the Welcome to Greensboro signs she initiated throughout the city, still stand today. She has been honored over the years with awards too numerous to list.

Dottie and Buck worked as a team to maintain a beautiful yard and a home where all were welcome. Their 71 years of marriage was a shinning example of how a true union can work. Dottie’s loving nature provided her family a special place to grow. She passed on to her children a love for nature’s beauty as well as many of her creative talents. Her sense of humor was always stellar even in her last days. With a twinkle in her eye, and a love of the slightly irreverent, she will be greatly missed. The family finds comfort in knowing that she has been reunited in heaven with her husband.

Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, Buck, her parents Cora Russell Scarboro Burns, John Howard Scarboro Sr. and stepfather Clifton Burns, brother John Howard Scarboro Jr. (Junior). Those left to cherish her memory are her loving children, son Bill, of New Bern, daughter Anne Cruthis and husband, David, of Randleman, son Jim Wagoner and wife, Barbara, of Meadows of Dan, VA, daughter Nancy Borum and husband, Howard, of Greensboro, and grandchildren: Leigh Borum and husband, Chris Jackson, Braelyn Wagoner, Andrew Borum and wife, Maggie, Adam Cruthis and wife, Amy, Logan Wagoner and wife, Heather, Kate Roach and husband, Garrett, Sarah Underwood and husband, Matt, Amron Wagoner, ten great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Dottie was a resident of Well Spring since May of 2015. We would like to extend a special thanks to all the wonderful staff of Well Spring for the loving care they have provided our mother in her years there. We very much appreciate the respect they have provided to help maintain her dignity during difficult times.

Services to celebrate her life officiated by Rev. Julie Peeples, will be Saturday April 13th at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home on North Elm St. in Greensboro. Visitation will be at 1:00p.m. followed by a 2:00p.m. service in the chapel. Interment will be at Westminster Garden Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm St. Chapel Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Entombment at Westminster Gardens Mausoleum Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Dorothy "Dottie" Scarboro Wagoner

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Shelby (Chip) Maxwell

April 10, 2019

We love you Dottie.
You were like a mom to us and gave us a place of refuge and comfort no matter what time of day. You always set a good example for us kids and hardly ever scolded even when we ate the whole pie. You inspired us and welcomed us. Thank God for Mrs Wagoner

June Ann Ward

April 5, 2019

Bill, Ann, Jimmy, and Nancy,
I just loved your parents. They kept a watch on us like hawks but allowed us enough freedom to learn to be responsible. I remember their garden and tasty dishes. I loved hanging out in a split level! Silly memory I guess. Once your momma took her hair down for us and I was so in love.
The Holy Spirit is chipping away at our childhood but there is no way these memories will fade. They become more and more clear every day.
I love you all. Thanks for the memories. ❤️ 🙏🏻 ✝️

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