Lawrence S. Wagoner, Sr.
Lebanon, N.H. — Lawrence S. Wagoner, Sr., 80, of Lebanon, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, with his family by his side.
Larry was born in Hanover on Dec. 10, 1932, to the late Glenn and Mabel (Kimball) Wagoner. He grew up in Sharon, Vt., and later moved to Quechee, Vt. He was a graduate of Hartford High School Class of 1951. He then served honorably in the US Air Force from 1952 to 1956. Larry married Virginia A. Barnes on Sept. 30, 1961, and they enjoyed a long and happy life together. Larry worked for a time at the Baltic Mills in Enfield, NH and then in the Engineering department at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as a Plumbing Supervisor, retiring in 1993. He also served from 1958 to 1986 in the Mascoma Volunteer Fire Department, retiring as Captain. He was also a local Fire Warden, a life member of the NRA, a member of the V.F.W and Lebanon Elks Lodge #2099.
Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his many friends. He was a big fan of the Red Sox, and very much would look forward to his Tuesday coffee with the Hitchcock Boys. Larry was also an avid reader of historical novels.
He was remarkably talented and well known for his mechanical ability. Larry loved working in his garden, supplying many of his friends and neighbors with fresh vegetables. He will be remembered and was well known for his many acts of kindness and generosity, always willing to help anyone, whether he knew them or not.
Larry was predeceased by his brothers Frederick, Charles, Ralph and Perry as well as two sisters Bernice Warren and Lorena Farnham.
Larry is survived by his wife Ginny of 52 years; two sons and their families, Larry, Jr., his wife Julie and their sons John and James of Dunham, Maine, and Daniel C., his wife Kimberly and their son Nicholas of Fredericksburg, Va.; a brother Robert and his wife Lois of Chesapeake, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. Larry will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all that knew him.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers or memorial donations, that to honor Larry’s memory and spirit generosity his friends consider doing an act of kindness towards another person.
A memorial service to celebrate Larry’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Lebanon on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow. Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory in Lebanon assisted the family. Messages of sympathy for Larry’s family can be shared at www.rickerfuneralhome.com.