Earl Leonard Wagner, 96, of Benton, formerly of Hope, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospice House.
Earl was born May 26, 1918, in Lafayette, Ind., to the late Edgar and Grace Wagner.
Earl was a Master Electrician, a Navy veteran of World War II, past president of Golden Kâ€™s in Hope and a past board member of the Hope HUD Board. He was also an active member of the Hempstead County Republican Party and a member of Hope First United Methodist Church.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Wagner; a son, Warren Wagner; and two sisters, Peggy and Beverly.
Earl is survived by his wife, Elaine Wagner, of Benton; a son, Wayne Wagner and wife Faye of Newton, Kan.; his grandsons, Bryan Wagner and wife Melissa, Jordan Wagner and wife Becky, and James Wagner of Colorado; a granddaughter, Stephanie Levitt of New York; three great-grandchildren, all of Kansas; and other family member and friends who loved Earl and will miss him always.
Arrangements are by Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market St., Benton, AR 72015. For information, call 501-778-7100.
Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.