Clifton Bradley Wagner, Jr., 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Pioneer Trace Nursing Home. Junior was a son to Clifton and Ida Wagner and was born on July 11, 1933. He was preceded in death by both of his parents and a sister, Dixie King. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Verna Porter Wagner of Flemingsburg and a son Jerry (Corkey) Wagner and a daughter Jeanie Rae (Daniel) Suit, all of Ewing. Grandchildren include Brooke (Wes) Applegate and their children Brad, Alayna and Brady. Jared Wagner. Laura (Tony) Hamby and their children, Addyson and Harper. Danielle Suit (Cory Roberts) and Peyton Suit. Junior also leaves a sister Margaret (Woody) Ring of Carlisle, a brother Charles -Buck' (Freida) Wagner of Dayton , Ohio and a sister Norma (Denver) Lakes of Annville, Ky. and several nieces and a nephew.
Clifton joined the US Army and served in Korea and was honorably discharged, he was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He worked at Booth's Bakery in Flemingsburg, Hobart's in Troy, Ohio, and back to McGee's Bakery in Maysville and Lexington. He was a career employee of 27 years of the US Shoe Corporation and was then employed by the KY Department of Highways in Flemingsburg. He enjoyed farming on the side with his father Clifton, Sr. and his son, Jerry. Junior was a Flemingsburg Auxiliary Policeman for a few years and enjoyed working Court Days and other events, meeting and assisting friends, family and strangers. He also served as Deputy Jailer with his brother Buck (Jailer) for four years and then as Jailer for 4 years. Junior also had a sound system purchased from P.C. Million and would hire out the system to various county fairs in this area. Again, it was more about the people than the money. Upon another retirement from the KY Department of Highways (Sign Crew), Junior also enjoyed -hanging out' at Mama's Kitchen and helping them with daily duties and deliveries. Clifton enjoyed cooking and baking. He had a successful cake baking business with what he had learned from Boothe's and McGee's Bakeries and supplied many cakes and goodies to friends, family and made all the grandchildren's 1st birthday cake (to play in!).
During the last few years Clifton was the primary caregiver (at times assisted by his sister-in law, Roberta Johnson of Lexington) for his wife Verna and provided for her everyday and medical needs.
Clifton was a member of the Flemingsburg Christian Church and will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, January 31, 2014 at Denton-Workman Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Peter Morgan and Rev. Norman Wasson. Visitation will be 11:00 am until the hour of service Friday at the funeral Home. Burial will be in Elizaville Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be Jared Wagner, Wes Applegate, Jeff Donovan, Tony Hamby, Cory Roberts, and Daniel Suit. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Wayne McGinnis, Bobby Allen McGinnis, Presley Marshall, and Kenny Bethel. Condolences may be made at www.dentonworkman.com
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Friday, January 31, 2014 at Denton-Workman Funeral Home
2:00 pm Friday, January 31, 2014 at Denton-Workman Funeral Home