Virginia Hornback Wagner

Published 11:52 am Monday, March 7, 2022

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Virginia Hornback Wagner, 73, of Bainbridge, Ga., formerly of Waycross & Lakeland, Ga., and Louisville, Ky., passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022.

A private memorial service will be held. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Outreach Alliance, PO Box 14722, Tallahassee, FL 32317.

Virginia Rae Hornback was born January 2, 1949, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of Clyde & Lyda Steffan Hornback. She was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Class of 1967. She married her high school sweetheart, Bruce Wagner, in the fall of 1968. Virginia worked at L&N Business Office leaving this position for her dream job in 1975, stay-at-home-mom. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waycross.

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Virginia loved nothing more than her roles as wife, mom, and grandma. Her life revolved around her children and grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed traveling to the Smokey Mountains, family cruises, riding motorcycles, and playing slot machines. Virginia kept her mind sharp with crossword puzzles (which she and Bruce solved together each morning), sudoku, and Tripoli during family game night. Genealogy piqued her interest and she created extensive family tree binders. Dining out, ice cream, and sweet tea topped her list of favorites. Life was good and Virginia delighted in every moment.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Bruce Wagner; her children, Ginger (Tim) Cochran of Bainbridge, Andrew Wagner of Waycross, and Joey Wagner also of Bainbridge; her grandsons, Tristan and Stetson; her siblings, Sharyn Warford of Louisville, Ky., David (Barbara) Hornback of Jeffersonville, Ind., Joyce Burnett of Louisville, Ky., and Tricia Hawkins also of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)