Thomas Howard Wagner

Published 6:30 am Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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Thomas Howard Wagner, 81, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2023.

A native of Black Mountain, NC, Tom was born Dec. 31, 1941 to the late George Howard and Mary Elizabeth Gibbs Wagner. Tom was a US Air Force veteran and served two tours in Vietnam as an Air Traffic Controller. He retired as a Clinical Psychologist where he practiced in Asheville, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem for over 30 years. Tom loved his family, music, and anything Native American and cowboy. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: his infant sister, Mary Diane Wagner; and grandson, Michael Gregory Kerley.

Left to cherish his memory are: his children, Mary Wagner, Dianne Harrill (Robin), Tommi Boger (Brian), and Zachary Wagner; grandchildren, Matthew Kerley, Olivia Dunn (Johnathan), Garrett Boger, and Ian Boger; and great-grandson, Hudson Dunn.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 4 from 1-2 p.m. at Harwood Home for Funerals and Cremation Services. A celebration of life service will follow at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled Veterans of America or the Gary Sinise Foundation.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Community Living Center at the Salisbury VA for their excellent care and love given to our Dad the past 5 years.

Harwood Home for Funerals and Cremation Services is assisting the family.  Condolences: