Larry Wagoner, 58, of Pierre, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. Larry was born on Dec. 19, 1947 in Pierre to George and Myrtle (Hauschild) Wagoner. He grew up in Canning until the second grade when his family moved to Springfield, Ore. At the age of 13 he moved to Wellington, Kan. Larry graduated from Wellington High School in 1966 and went on to attend Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kan. Larry served in Vietnam from October 1968 to May 1969 as crewchief on the Medevac Helicopter in the 101st Airborne Division. He was united in marriage to Penney Green on Dec. 2, 1972 at the First United Methodist Church in Pierre. Larry worked for the Department of Transportation for the State of South Dakota until his retirement in September of 2006. He also worked as a farmer. He was a member of the DUSTOFF Association, the 101st Airborne Division Association, VEVA, American Legion and the VFW.
Larry enjoyed spending time with his grandson Carter and his dogs Dixie and Harrison, collecting baseball cards, attending various military reunions, fishing and hunting with his friends and family and his passion of farming. Larry is survived by his wife Penney; one son Wayne Wagoner; one daughter Debbie Wagoner; two brothers George Wagoner Jr. and Bob Wagoner and grandson Carter James Wagoner. He is also survived by many close aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Virgina Gambo and Sherri Lawrence, one uncle Les Hauschild and one nephew Caleb Hauschild.