James Clinton Wagner

May 6, 1939 ~ April 19, 2018 (age 78)

OBITUARY- James “Jimmy” Wagner

     James “Jimmy” Wagner, 79, of Johnson City, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at his residence. He was a son of the late Willis and Doris Campbell Wagner.

     Jimmy was a graduate of Science Hill High School. He owned and operated Jim’s Upholstery for 60 years. Jimmy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and loved watching the kids and grandkids play ball. He also loved fishing and NASCAR. He was a Baptist.

     Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jean Wagner, of the home; a son, Jimmy Wagner Jr. and wife Sue, Dry Creek; three daughters, Sherrie Mackley, Johnson City, Robin Culler and husband Rick, Elizabethton, Angie Sells and husband Ronnie, Johnson City; five grandchildren, Josh Wagner and wife Jackie, Medina TN, Mikki Lynn Mackley, Heather Culler, Brittany Sells and Moe Sells, all of Johnson City; a brother, Kenneth Wagner, Washington D.C.;  a sister, Phyllis Shipley, Johnson City; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thanks Dr. J and staff at the cancer center, Dr. Floyd and staff at the radiation center and Dr. Hopland and staff at Amedysis Hospice.

     The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 4PM in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Trott officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2PM to 4PM prior to the service. The graveside committal service will be on Monday at 11AM in Washington Co. Memory Gardens. Those planning to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery by 10:50AM Monday. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.  For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Johnson City Little League.  

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