FUNERAL SERVICES: 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids.
VISITATION: 12-1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids.
SURVIVORS: His wife, Patricia of Park Rapids; his 3 children: Debra (Dave) Bannerman of Park Rapids, Edward (Kim) Waggoner of Park Rapids and Nancy Waggoner of St. Paul; 4 grandchildren: Jake and Carly Waggoner and Joseph and Liz Bannerman of Park Rapids; 1 brother, Clark (Sandy) Waggoner of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and 1 sister, Norma Waggoner of Bartlesville, OK.
DAVID E. WAGGONER
February 11, 1943 ~ March 3, 2013
David E. Waggoner, age 70 of Park Rapids, MN passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones, at the V.A. Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.
David was born on February 11, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas to Cecil and Lucille (Campbell) Waggoner. It was in Wichita that he attended public schools and graduated from the Valley Center High School in 1961. Dave went on to attend Kansas State University on a football scholarship. He also attended Eldorado State Jr. College where he continued playing football. He entered the United States Navy in 1967, where he proudly served his country as a radio man in Viet Nam on river boats until receiving his honorable discharge in 1968. He continued serving in the Naval reserves until 1972. David completed his college education at Wichita State University where he earned his degree in business with a minor in accounting. On January 14, 1971, Dave was united in marriage to Patricia Kay Downing in Wichita. This union was blessed with 3 children: Debra, Edward and Nancy. In 1972, Dave began a 25 year long career with the K-Mart Corporation where he worked in management until his retirement in 1997. Dave and Patricia then retired to the Park Rapids area where they bought Reeds’ Sporting Goods store and returned it to its historical name, Fullers Sporting Goods. They operated this business until 2003. Dave’s love for the outdoors brought him to Park Rapids. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who always looked forward to spending time with family and friends on the water or in the woods. He loved following the Minnesota Twins and watching as many football games as time would allow. Dave was a long time member of the Park Rapids Lions Club and the Otto Hendrickson American Legion Post #212 in Park Rapids. Above all, Dave devoted his life to his precious wife, Pat, his 3 children and his 4 beloved grandchildren who he enjoyed following in their school events.
Dave is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia of Park Rapids; his 3 children: Debra (Dave) Bannerman of Park Rapids, Edward (Kim) Waggoner of Park Rapids and Nancy Waggoner of St. Paul; 4 grandchildren: Jake and Carly Waggoner and Joseph and Liz Bannerman of Park Rapids; 1 brother, Clark (Sandy) Waggoner of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and 1 sister, Norma Waggoner of Bartlesville, OK as well as numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Lucille.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN. Visitation will be held from 12-1:30 P.M at the funeral home on Wednesday. His grandchildren will serve as his casket bearers. Military honors will be conducted by the Star of the North Marine Corps League.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are preferred to:
Disabled American Veterans
PO Box 14301
Cincinatti, OH 45250-0301