On Monday, January 7, 2019, Alan Richard Wagner, loving father, brother, and son, lost his fight with esophageal cancer and passed away at the age of 68.
Alan was born at St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis, IL on August 3, 1950 at 6:38pm to Norman and Jacqueline (Klein) Wagner. He joined the United States Air Force on October 28, 1969 and on August 8, 1970, married Terri Gayle Urquhart. On September 12, 1974 they gave birth to their daughter, Christy Lynn. During his 20 year military career he traveled the world and was stationed in Korea, Germany, Belgium, and Washington DC. One of the highlights of his career was when he was chosen to be the Engineer (third seat in the cockpit) on Air Force 2. He was honored to have flown George Bush, Nancy Reagan, Casper Weinberger, and George Shultz, just to name a few.
In 1983 as Alan was preparing to retire from the Air Force his mother gave him a book entitled "How to make a million dollars in Real Estate." He obtained his Real Estate license in 1984 and embarked on a very successful Real Estate career until his retirement in 2018.
Alan had a passion for travel, hunting and fishing and was active in many local clubs. He also loved his country and was very patriotic. He was known for his big heart, quick smile, hugs, kisses, and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Alan was preceded in death by his father, Norman, and wife, Terri. He is survived by his daughter, Christy, his mother, Jacqueline, his brothers, Norm and Kevin, his granddaughters, Kristen and Isabella, several cousins, nieces, and a nephew, and many life-long friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at the Sacramento Association of Realtors, 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825 at 11:00a.m. An additional celebration will be held on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at the Alta Mesa Gun Club, 10100 Reigl Road, Wilton, CA 95693 at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Purple Heart Anglers at www.purpleheartanglers.org.