Merlin F. Wagoner, 81, of Sandborn, passed away at 4:13 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Born Sept. 30, 1924 in Westphalia, he was the son of Curtis and Ester (Heinreich) Wagoner. On July 23, 1944, he married Anna Mae (Williams) Wagoner.
He was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army Air-Corp. He was a coal miner with Peabody Coal Company, retiring in 1990 and he was a member of the Linton Church of Christ, the UMWA, a former Treasurer of Greene County Black Lung Association, and a member of the Frank Courtney American Legion Post 22.
Survivors include: his wife Anna Mae of Sandborn; a daughter Marsha and her husband Jack Wall of Linton; a son Coy W. Wagoner and his wife Linda of Shreveport, La.; grandchildren, Tommy Wall and his wife Sarah, Rebecca and her husband Paul Nagy, Levi Wall, Heather Wagoner, Heidi and her husband Guillaume Jaubert, Coy F. Wagoner, and John Wagoner; a great-grandson Curtis D. Wall; a daughter-in-law Jackie Wagoner; and a brother Sam Wagoner of Hebron.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Curtis O. Wagoner, two grandchildren, John Paul Wagoner and Sarah Jane Wall, a great-grandchild Grace Ann Nagy, and a sister Norma Jean Barrett.
Funeral service will be at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel, Linton, at 1 p.m. on Saturday with the Rev. Dick Smith officiating. There will be military services. Burial will be at Stafford Cemetery in Sandborn.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.