Howard Edgar Wagner
Howard Edgar Wagner was born on Thursday, December 22nd, 1949 in Springfield, IL, the son of James Edgar and Rachel Evelyn (Pickerill) Wagner. He was the decedent of Samuel Pickerill, who served and fought in the Revolutionary War, something he was quite proud of. Howard was raised in the Methodist Children's Home in Tahlequah. He attended school and then began his university studies at Northeastern State University, Texas Tech and Oklahoma City University Law. Howard lived in Hawaii for 15 years, and enjoyed the beauty the islands had to offer. While living there, he suffered a traumatic injury in a sailboat accident. The injuries he sustained would bother him all of his life. He earned his living working for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. He traveled miles and always had a friendly smile. He married the love of his life and his best friend, Debra Dearing, and together they raised a family of three children, Nathan Wagner, Noah Wagner, and Nisse Wagner. Howard was friendly, always interesting to talk to, and was very intelligent. While in high school, he had participated in Debate Team, and usually gave them a good run for their money! Howard's life was not to be an easy one. It was filled with many personal tragedies that he accepted as best he could and made him long for the day when he could be those he loved and lost again. The Lord reunited him with his family on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 in Tahlequah, OK. Howard was 69 years old.
He is preceded in death by his mother, father, his wife Debra who passed in 1984, and his two sons and daughter, Nathan, Noah and Nisse.
He leaves one brother, Jim Wagner of Edmond, OK as well as many friends and loved ones, too numerous to mention.
Published on September 13, 2019


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Linda Jordan Rogers
Sep 18, 2019
Howard was a wonderful guy! He was as handsome as he was intelligent. I had lost track of Howard and did not know about all the tragedy in his life. I shall never forget his smile nor his friendship.