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Leamon Wagner

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Leamon Wagner

Leamon Carl Adam Wagner, 97, died July 23, 2020, in Hamilton.

Mr. Wagner lay in repose Monday, July 27, at Riley Funeral Home. A graveside service was held Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Pottsville

He was born Oct. 7, 1922, in Priddy, to Herman and Freida Drueckhammer Wagner. In 1932, his parents bought and moved to the farm they purchased near Pottsville. Leamon helped his folks on the farm until being inducted into the United States Army on Dec. 7, 1942. On Dec. 14, 1942, he entered active duty.

He served in the Ardennes Rhineland in central Europe as an ambulance driver. During his time in action, he received the World War II Victory Medal, three Bronze Stars, American Theater Campaign medals, European–African– Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart earned for injuries received during the Battle of the Bulge, and the Meritorious Unit award in 1945. He was honorably discharged in December 1945 at Camp Fannin, Texas.

He came home and bought himself a farm and farmed and raised Angus cattle. He also spent many years working as a road hand with Hamilton County Precinct 1 until he retired.

Leamon was an active lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ben Wagner and sister Mabeline Turnbow.

Leamon is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lydia Wagner; brother Darman Wagner; numerous nephews, nieces and great- and great-great family members; and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church General Fund, P.O. Box 813 Hamilton, TX 76531.