Matthew Lee Wagoner, 43, died suddenly at his home on July 12, 2021. Matthew was born at 8:56 a.m. on June 25, 1978 at Fort Hood, Texas. He graduated with honors from Northeast High School earning an ROTC Scholarship to Xavier University and graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics. He was then commissioned in the Army as a 2LT. While stationed in Hawaii, he became an Airborne Ranger with Sapper Tab then earning Air Assault Wings. 1LT Wagoner was then stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. CPT Wagoner finished his Master’s Degree in Missouri. Back to Fort Bragg and then onto ROTC Duty in Dahlonega, GA. Maj. Wagoner had three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan while serving 13 years to his country. He came home to Clarksville four years ago to several civilian jobs, to include Shiloh Ind. and Superior Graphite in Hopkinsville, KY. Matthew loved big trucks with lifts, hunting, horror movies, zombies, Viking music, gaming, and spending time with friends and family.

Matthew is survived by his parents, Terry and Cheryl Wagoner; brothers, SFC (Ret) Cameron Wagoner, Richard Kim; his Army brother, LTC Aaron Williams; nephews, Gaige, Frank, and Walter; niece, Artillery Moon; Nanny, Jean Spriggs, (Hopkinsville, KY); grandma, Betty Boner, (Grand Prairie, TX) Mr. Max (Buddee), his faithful furry companion. Matthew also leaves behind numerous relatives in Texas, Louisville, KY, and Great Britain, along with many friends and battle buddies who will remember him with love through memories.

He was preceded in death by his Poppa, Frank Spriggs and Lucy, his faithful “Little Babe.”

Celebration of Life will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2021 at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with Tyler Tibbs officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.NaveFuneralHomes.com

Memorial donations may be made to Warriors Heart, 756 Purple Sage Rd, Bandera, TX 78003.


Matthew Wagoner, you are already missed.

Love Always

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