Verlin L. Waggoner, son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Anna May Middleton Waggoner, was born on Nov. 21,1930, in Pyle-town, Mo., and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Nov. 23, 2012, at the age of 82.
Mr. Waggoner had lived in the Dexter area all of his life. He had worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the American Legion and a member of the Bridge Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He volunteered with the Dexter Baseball Youth League, bowled on a league at Dexter Bowl, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Mizzou Tigers.
On Oct. 8, 1954, he was married to Freeda Pruett in Dexter, Mo. Surviving is his wife, Freeda Waggoner of Dexter; two daughters, Sue Waggoner-Flowers and Sandy Basham, both of Dexter, one son, Kenneth Waggoner, also of Dexter; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Edwards.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridge Church of Christ in Pyletown.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the Bridge Church of Christ in Pyletown with Bro. Bernie Crum of Park Hills officiating.
Interment will be
in the Chalkbluff Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements. Family requests that memorials may be made to
the Stoddard County Children's Home, PO Box 164, Dexter, MO 63841.