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Julian Richard Waggoner, Jr.

October 31, 1932 - April 3, 2019
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Funeral service for Julian Richard Waggoner, Jr., age 86, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, April, 6, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Russell and Bro. Don Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynchburg Cemetery.

Richard was born on October 31, 1932 on the family farm in Mulberry, TN to the late Julian Richard Waggoner, Sr. and Summers Edene Curlee Waggoner. Mr. Waggoner served in the United States Army during the Korean War, was superintendent of the Lincoln County Schools and a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. He was a member of the Moore County, TN Historical Society, Lincoln County Historical Society, the TN Educators Association, and Fayetteville Kawanis Club. Mr. Waggoner was known as a Preacher, Educator, and Missionary, leading several mission trips to Africa, Central America and Russia. Richard passed away on April 3, 2019 at Huntsville Hospital.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Cheryl Louise Smith Waggoner; daughters, Lorie Waggoner (David) French of Zambia, Africa and Lisa Thomas (Charles) Harrison of Franklin, KY; son, Dr. Julian Richard (Jennifer) Waggoner, III “Rich” of Owatonna, MN; grandchildren, Jonathan French, Stephen French, Kerin Ann (Sam) Mashekwa, Natasha Cutberth, Hannah (Steven) Eakes, Adam (Amy) Harrison, Travis (Jennifer) Harrison, Betsy (Vineet) Patel, Katie (Mat) Ransdell, Emily, Levi, Julian IV “Will”, Larissa, Bailey, Lucas, Danny, Logan and Nichole; great-grandchildren, Gabby, Susann, Zainne, Hazel Rose, Likando, Nalukena Lorie, Cole, Evie, Collins, Kira, Grant, and Hunter; and sisters, Martha Jean (Joe) Legate of Nashville, TN and Rachel Ann (Bob) Simmons of Franklin, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Willella Littrell Waggoner.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zambia Missions, C/O Kerin’s Kids, 1910 Sycamore View Rd Bartlett, TN 38134. Higgins is honored to be serving the family of Julian Richard Waggoner, Jr.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: April 5, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: April 6, 2019
    Time: 11:00 AM