Robert C. Wagner, 94, of Marietta, GA, died Thursday,
August 5, 2010.
He was born October 30, 1915, at Rye Cove, VA, to the late
Charles M. Wagner and Louesa Griffin Wagner.
Mr. Wagner's education included Rye Cove High School, VA,
The Armed Forces institute and the Army’s The Adjutant
General’s School, Fort Washington, MD. He joined the
military service December 22, 1936, serving eleven years
in the Army Air Corps and additional eleven years in the
United States Air Force after it separated from the Army.
He served two years special duty with the U.S. Navy at the
Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia attaining
Chief Warrant Officer Rank. He served in Foreign Service
during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Wagner was selected to serve two tours of duty at
Headquarters of the Air Force at the Pentagon in
Washington, first as Assistant Adjutant General, then as
Assistant for Congressional Liaison working with the House
and Senate appropriations committees on appropriations for
funding of the U.S. Air Force. He served as Base Adjutant
at Dobbins Air Force Base, Marietta, GA; he and his family
settled in Marietta.
After his military retirement he was in business in
Johnson City, TN, and Marietta, GA, before joining the
administrative staff of Atlanta Public School System for
Social and professional activities included: Vice
President of Sprayberry High School Boosters Club, Civitan
Club, Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military
Officers Association of America, Georgia Retired Educators
Association, a member of First Methodist Church where he
was a visiting Stewart, Administrative Board member,
usher/usher captain for 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Hornbeck Wagner;
one daughter, Nancy Wagner McMillon of Greenville, SC; two
sons, Robert Charles Wagner and his wife Elizabeth, of
Atlanta, GA, and Larry J. Wagner and his wife Patti Jo, of
Loganville, GA; seven grandchildren; three great grand-
children; sisters, Lillie Belle Adams, of Amherstdale, WV,
and Phoebe M. Sakay, of Kingsport, TN.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday,
August 10, 2010, at Holston View Cemetery with the Virginia
National Guard conducting the rites. Family and friends
who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Disabled
American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH
Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the
Wagner family locally.