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Emmett Ellis Wagner
February 28, 1934 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Emmett Ellis Wagner, age 89, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2024, due to complications of pneumonia. Funeral service to honor Emmett will be held at 11:00 AM, on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Dorman Funeral Home. Rite of Committal and Interment will immediately follow, at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Visitation of family and friends will be held one hour prior to services, at Dorman Funeral Home.
On February 28, 1934, Emmett was born to Alfonzo Wagner and Tressie Kibodeaux Wagner. Emmett had a long career working at American Bridge, for 30 plus years; receiving his certification in air conditioning and heating work. In 1956, at age 22, Emmett was enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Germany for several years, until eventually being honorably discharged and receiving a good conduct medal. Emmett would send money back home to his mother and eight siblings each month, to help the family out financially.
Emmett was born and raised in the Pentecostal church, where he was baptized as a young man. The love of his life was his wife, Martha Lavelle Wagner, whom he was married to for 47 years, before her untimely death. Emmett's other love was for animals, particularly dogs of which there were many, that he would spoil rotten. And, of course the unconditional love for his four children. Emmett was especially known for his love of baseball and football; the Astros & the Dallas Cowboys. Emmett was also known to have the greenest thumb, when it came to gardening. He was outside most of his days working in his plant garden and fertilizing with some of his crazy concoctions, which he contributed to his beautiful crops of vegetables.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to both Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas and Vidor Health and Rehabilitation. Your special loving care of our father will never be forgotten.