OBITUARY

Phillip "Phil" Marlin Wagner

June 11, 1960September 8, 2018
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Phillip “Phil” Marlin Wagner, age 58, of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

He was born to the late Willard Raymond Wagner Jr. and Bettie Lee Trodglen Wagner on June 11, 1960. He was the third oldest of six children.

Phil was a caring and hardworking individual. He was the kind of person who would do anything for anybody. He enjoyed maintaining his yard, washing his cars, reading and watching sports – especially when it featured the Kentucky Wildcats. More than anything, Phil loved his family and found joy in being a grandfather.

Phil is preceded in death by his father, Willard Raymond Wagner Jr., and daughter, Aubrey Rose Wagner.

His memory will be cherished by Eve Travelstead of Dallas, Texas; son, Evan Wagner (Elle) of Woodstock, Georgia; daughter, Andrea Nunley (Justin) of Acworth, Georgia; mother, Bettie Lee Trodglen Wagner of Owensboro, Kentucky; brothers, Mark Wagner (Terry) and Dave Wagner both of Owensboro, Kentucky; sisters, Cheryl Rickard of Owensboro, Kentucky, Becky Dumont (Rick) of Marietta, Georgia and Teresa Sherman of Owensboro, Kentucky; grandchildren, Davis, Reese, Maddox, Jax and Blair; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Woodstock Funeral Home 8855 Main Street Woodstock, Georgia 30188. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 am in the Reece Memorial Chapel at Woodstock Funeral Home. Committal Services will follow at Pine Ridge Memorial Park 2950 North Cobb Parkway Kennesaw, Georgia 30152.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Janice Robertson

September 14, 2018

I met Phil through Eve and instantly liked him. We all had so many fun times together; in Florida (beach bumming and air boating), Georgia (zip lining) , Alabama (wedding fun) and Texas (Grilling and imbibing) together. Phil had such a sharp wit an easy smile, and was a true friend to all.


Mark Matheis

September 14, 2018

So sad to hear about Phil's passing. I worked with Phil for quite some time in the Moore/RRD BCS family. Phil was very engaged in his work, his caring spirit for those in his path and took great care of his customer relationships.

Clearly, he was loved by many.

My deepest condolences and prayers to Phil's family, children and grandchildren. Phil was one of a kind and will be missed.

Tobby Small

September 14, 2018

Phil, my friend...I never took the opportunity to tell you how much those random "Yo man" calls really meant to me. Even after all of these years and all of the miles we've traveled in so many different directions, every so often the phone would ring and you were there to just say hello and ask if I was okay. Often it was that call, at just the right moment, that lifted me up from a bad day or some bad experience and it only took a few minutes with you on the phone to make things right again. And that trip to Hawaii...

You were certainly one of a kind, the best kind, but more than that you have always have been a true friend. My sincere condolences to Phil's family and loved ones.

Traci Parker

September 14, 2018

I worked with Phil for years, and adored him. He was always so full of life, and quick with a joke.... so funny and always making people smile. I worked a conference with Phil just last year, and customers that hadn't seen him for years came by and hugged him...and Phil would quickly tell me all about their kids and family. He was truly loved by all. I have also known Eve Travelstead for years. It was so great to see them both so happy together. I'm so sorry that his time on Earth with Eve, family, and friends was cut short. He will be missed.....Heaven got a great one.

Debbie Slaughter

September 12, 2018

There are no words to express the shock and sorrow I've experienced since learning of Phil's loss. I came to know Phil through my dear friend Eve, and so enjoyed sharing meals and many fun times with them. We experienced an instant kinship because of our mutual interest in all things sports. I can't imagine not having Phil to discuss football, basketball, golf,....he would even indulge me occasionally to talk about the major tennis tournaments. What a huge and knowledgeable sports fan he was! Dinners, parties, casual get togethers -- I could just look at Phil and laugh. His sense of humor was so dry and witty, and I can see him right now with that mischievous and impish grin of his. Phil's passing will leave a huge void in Eve's life, and he'll be missed so by all of us who came to know and love Phil through Eve. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are with Eve and all of Phil's family whom he loved so dearly. God Bless you Phil, Rest in Peace.

Mike Murphy

September 12, 2018

I am deeply saddened to hear of Phil's passing. I worked with Phil at Moore, and we remained friends for all of these years. Phil was one of those friends that you could go a year without speaking to him and pick up right where you left off. He was always fun and witty, and very serious about his family. It must be a great comfort to the family to know how much he loved you.

Several months back, Phil sent a picture to me of us during one of the good times we had at a Moore Club in Hawaii. I will cherish that picture and those memories and think of him often. I have truly lost a treasured friend.

My God give the family peace at this difficult time and in the hard days ahead.

Mike Murphy

Jennifer Barnett

September 12, 2018

I am heart broken to hear of Phil's passing. What a great guy! He was there for my son when he lost his father, and he was there for me when I lost my son. He loved his family, especially his kids and grandkids. He sent me a picture of you all just the other day. I sure will miss him. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Lisa Barbarette

September 12, 2018

I worked with Phil for over 13 years, spoke to him nearly every day and got to know him well. Phil had a quick wit, so no matter how busy or stressful work would get, we’d usually end up laughing about something. I’ll miss those conversations.
Phil always talked about his family and it was clear how much he loved you all, and how proud he was of his children and grandchildren. I could hear in his voice how happy he was being "Pa" and spending time with his grandkids. May those memories help you find comfort and peace.

Gislinde England

September 12, 2018

Phil was such a wonderful man, liked by everyone that met him. I only got to spend a few times with him because he and Eve couldn’t make it to Houston that often, but I will always remember him being there for my 80th birthday party! His contributions to hosting and entertaining a house full of German’s added a lot to that special day! It was always obvious that Eve and Phil cared deeply for each other. Eve always talked about the wonderful times they had, and there was always the next visit to look forward to.My deepest sympathies to my daughter and both sides of their families.

Beth Toler Mullins

September 12, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. Phil was such a good friend, he was always available to friends at any time. I know he helped me make sense of another friends passing and he always wanted to tell friends about his children. You are all in my thoughts.

Biography

Phillip “Phil” Marlin Wagner, age 58, of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

He was born to the late Willard Raymond Wagner Jr. and Bettie Lee Trodglen Wagner on June 11, 1960. He was the third oldest of six children.

Phil was a caring and hardworking individual. He was the kind of person who would do anything for anybody. He enjoyed maintaining his yard, washing his cars, reading and watching sports – especially when it featured the Kentucky Wildcats. More than anything, Phil loved his family and found joy in being a grandfather.

Phil is preceded in death by his father, Willard Raymond Wagner Jr., and daughter, Aubrey Rose Wagner.

His memory will be cherished by Eve Travelstead of Dallas, Texas; son, Evan Wagner (Elle) of Woodstock, Georgia; daughter, Andrea Nunley (Justin) of Acworth, Georgia; mother, Bettie Lee Trodglen Wagner of Owensboro, Kentucky; brothers, Mark Wagner (Terry) and Dave Wagner both of Owensboro, Kentucky; sisters, Cheryl Rickard of Owensboro, Kentucky, Becky Dumont (Rick) of Marietta, Georgia and Teresa Sherman of Owensboro, Kentucky; grandchildren, Davis, Reese, Maddox, Jax and Blair; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Woodstock Funeral Home 8855 Main Street Woodstock, Georgia 30188. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 am in the Reece Memorial Chapel at Woodstock Funeral Home. Committal Services will follow at Pine Ridge Memorial Park 2950 North Cobb Parkway Kennesaw, Georgia 30152.