James Melvin Wagar

James Melvin Wagar, born on October 15, 1934, went home to be with his Lord on March 24, 2013. The essence of Jim’s life is described in six words: courage, kindness, loyalty, strength, love, and faith. He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Jim served his God, family, church, profession, community and country with passion. He was born in Inkster, North Dakota to Melvin and Signe Wagar.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sharon Wagar; daughters, Terri Rekawek, Lauri (Kris) O’Bannon and Lisa (Doug) Drainville; his brothers, Vern (Jane) and Robert (Debi) Wagar and his sister, Joann (Bob) Shumate; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Life and Reception at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at New Bridge Community Church located at 812 Central Street Olympia WA 98501. For a more detailed life history please connect to the following link: