David "Dave" Clarence Wager Newton, North Carolina Obituary

David "Dave" Clarence Wager

<p>David “Dave” Clarence Wager, 76, of Lincolnton, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Black Mountain.</p><p><br></p><p>He was born April 21, 1947 in Fulton County, NY to the late Clarence “Bud” Wager and Vera Sellers Wager. He graduated from Mayfield Central School in 1965. He proudly served our Country in the United States Coast Guard from 1965 to 1969 and was honorably discharged.</p><p><br></p><p>Those left to cherish his memory are;</p><p><br></p><p>Wife of 20 years: Barbara Sue Wager of the home</p><p><br></p><p>Son: Christopher Wager (Carolyn) of Hagaman, NY</p><p><br></p><p>Daughter: Jennifer Van Allen (Steven) of Mayfield, NY</p><p><br></p><p>Granddaughters: Emilee and Ahne Van Allen and Grandson: Joey Garcia</p><p><br></p><p>Sisters: Susan, Lisa, Bonnie</p><p><br></p><p>Brothers: Bob, Wayne</p><p><br></p><p>Brother-in-laws: Earl, Bob, Doug, Bobby</p><p><br></p><p>Sister-in-laws: Dawn, Lynn, Cheryl, Evy, Janet</p><p><br></p><p>Numerous nephews, nieces and cousins</p><p><br></p><p>Best friends: Dave Hanchar, Jim King and John King</p><p><br></p><p>Dave had a life-long passion for cars, especially old hot rods. He worked most of his adult life in car sales for several different dealerships in NY and NC. When he retired, he devoted many hours to buying and restoring old Sun Analyzer Equipment. He loved watching NASCAR racing in person and on TV. He was devoted to his wife and was proudest of his children and grandchildren.</p><p><br></p><p>His wife wishes to thank the staff in the Delta Unit at the NC State Veterans Home in Black Mountain for their extraordinary care during Dave’s final months. You watched over him with love, kindness and dignity. You will never be forgotten. We also want to thank the staff at the Veterans Hospital in Asheville, the Hickory Veterans Outpatient Clinic and the Catawba Valley Medical Center for their care as well. Your kindness will not be forgotten. To our family and friends who kept us in prayer and checked on us regularly, sometimes daily and always with love, we thank you.</p><p><br></p><p>A gathering of family and friends with military honors to celebrate Dave’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton.</p><p><br></p><p>Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or St Jude’s</p><p>Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105</p><p><br></p><p>Condolences may be sent to the Wager family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com</p><p><br></p><p>The Wager family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, 828-465-2111</p>
April 21, 1947 - March 27, 202404/21/194703/27/2024
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Betty Churchwell
May 2
Rest in eternal peace. Forever in our hearts and memories. Watch over us from above. Much love, Betty, your sisters sidekick.
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May 2
You are loved and missed so much. Your sister Susan, Earl, Travis and Clayton
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Ginny Harrington Haymaker
April 4
I was so sorry to hear that Dave had been ill and had passed. Dave and I were friends through school as well as through boating. Bud, his Dad, and my Dad were friends…and Dave was always a Mercury man and I was an Evinrude girl. We kidded about that all the time! He ... Continue Reading
Sandy Hurlbert
April 3
To Dave’s family.
I have many fond memories of David growing up in Meco (great times) and our high school years at Mayfield. My heartfelt condolences to you. May your many memories help you through this difficult time.

~ Sandy Bradt Hurlbert. ♥️