Mr. Terry Delane Wagner, age 59, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, in a local hospital.

                Mr. Wagner was born in Rome, GA, on June 4, 1964, son of Mrs. Donnis Nichols Wagner and the late Robert Duane Wagner.  In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by a stepson, Ky McCain.  Mr. Wagner was a 1982 graduate of Great Mills High School in Great Mills, MD.  He worked alongside his brother, Kerry, at Gayley & Lord, but his calling in life was law enforcement.  Mr. Wagner had a career in law enforcement that spanned over 29 years, from the Floyd County Police Department to the Polk County Sherrif’s Department where he was a deputy in the warrant division before retiring in 2018.  He loved his children more than anything, but fishing was a close second.  Whether it was his house or cars, Mr. Wagner was a jack-of-all trades and could fix almost anything. He was a jokester who loved life and woke up whistling each and every morning.

                Survivors include his wife, Dena Carver Wagner, Rome, to whom he was married on August 25, 2017; 3 sons, USAF TSgt. Corey Wagner (Jessica), Justin Wagner (Holli), and Wesley Wagner; his mother, Donnis Nichols Wagner; 3 stepchildren, Paige Presley (Scottie), Hannah McCain, and Nick Carver; a granddaughter, Emma McFry; a Godson, Connor Adams; 3 brothers, Kerry Wagner (Joy), Robin Wagner (Kristen), and Shawn Wagner (Melissa); numerous nieces and nephews.

                Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. The Rev. Clifford Free will officiate.

                The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1pm until service time at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of funeral arrangements.