David Wayne Wagner passed away peacefully on January 13, 2023 at Northside Hospital in Canton, GA. He was 64 years old. David "Dave" was born on January 30, 1958 in Pittsburgh, PA to Joseph Ralph Wagner and Ann Lydon Wagner. David grew up outside of Pittsburgh in West Mifflin, PA. He moved to Roswell, GA at the age of 12 with his parents and siblings. David excelled in sports, but his main love was baseball. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1975 and went on to play baseball at Southern Technical College in Marietta, GA. He began framing houses with his oldest brother, Joe, at the age of 12. He took that knowledge and experience to create a career. David and his younger brother, Tee, started a construction company in 1986 called Wagner Brothers Construction. They were known throughout metro Atlanta for delivering high quality homes.
Years later, David began the second chapter of his career in construction supervision. He worked for many prominent building companies on very large-scale apartment building complexes. His passion for excellent work could never exceed his love for his children and family. David was always a family-man at any stage of the game. He loved being a father more than anything else in the world. He always made time for his kids, and they brought him pure joy. He also loved coaching/supporting his children in sports. Whether he was helping their teams or just watching them play, he was his kid's biggest fan. David never met a stranger and made it a point to make people smile. He was known most for his sense of humor and infectious laugh.
Further, he was such a fun-loving, easy-going, "what you see is what you get," give you the shirt off his back kinda guy for all of his years. David Wagner is sorely missed as a father, family member, and friend by so many people he touched.
David retired early and moved to the small town of Hayesville in western North Carolina. He continued small building projects and absolutely loved the "mountain life." He fit in perfectly with his outgoing and relaxed personality. He wasted no time making new friends there, all of which he positively impacted in a very short time frame.
David is survived by four siblings: Joseph Wagner, Ann Feczko (Jim), Debbie Ephrem, and Timothy Wagner (Laureen), along with fourteen nieces/nephews. He is also survived by his own kids: Andrew Wagner (Alicen), Chris Wagner (Crystal), Luke Wagner (Allie), and Heather Wagner. He was known as, "Pap" to five grandchildren: Madison Parker, Austin Fairless, Macie Wagner, Makayla Fairless, and Presley Wagner.
The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 21 at Queenie's Restaurant in Canton, GA at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to Matt's Ministry in Hayesville, NC. Matt's Ministry is a local, non-profit organization that goes above and beyond to seek out and supply community families (mainly children) with food needs.
David always had a strong desire to help those in need and this will help to further his legacy.
P.O. Box 205
Hayesville, NC 28904
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