Winston Lesly “Wink” Wagner went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, on Sunday, January 15, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 88 years old at his passing. Wink died at home with his family surrounding him. Wink was born on March21, 1928in Cement, OK. He was one of eleven children born to Merle and Lela Wagner. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Navy, where he served two years as a Seaman Second Class, and was then honorably discharged. At the age of twenty five he met his wife, Dollie Clift, and they, married on August 29, 1953. Wink worked as a carpenter, in the oil field, and as a pumper, but spent most of his life farming. He worked long; hard hours to provide for his family. He enjoyed going pheasant hunting in the fall with friends, as well as being an avid coon hunter. He was friendly, mischievous, and humorous and was loved by many. At one time, when his middle son Buddy walked up to him wearing a hat, he told his father he had a bunch of eggs in the hat. Wink smashed down on the hat, and eggs ran down Buddy’s face. He was, to be honest, ornery. Wink is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dollie. He is also survived by his three children: Janice Marie Samples, Glenn Darrell “Buddy” Wagner and his wife, Kelly, and James Wagner; five grandchildren: Christopher Samples and wife, Teddi, Stephanie Lowrance, Alex Wagner and wife Justine, Colby Wagner and wife Leslea, and Hayden Wagner, as well as eleven great-grandchildren: Ethan and Eli Samples; Madison, Ryder, Trooper and Francesca Lowrance; Cortnea, Camryn, and Carder Wagner; and Georgia Wagner. He is also survived by six siblings: Bill Wagner, Norma Cooper, Wayne Wagner, Donna Moss, George Wagner, and Kenny Wagner.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2016 at the Sunnymeade Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, officiated by Roger Ouverson. A Military Honor Service will be held at the gravesite at Whistler Cemetery, near the Deer Creek School, following the service. Visitation is Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 2 pm to 5 pm at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond. Viewing will be at the church from 12 noon to 1 pm. For any questions regarding the service please contact Matthews Funeral Home, or Jan Samples at 405-482-4980.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to help Wink’s wife, Dollie, defray the costs of the funeral. There will be a drop box at the church for any donations. Dollie and the family would like to thank Companion Hospice, Heather, Anita, and Jim, for their kind and compassionate care; Jan’s loving church family for their help; as well as all of those who loved Wink and helped make his life special.
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live;” “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”