Edward Ross Wagner III

Published 2:54 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Kill Devil Hills – Edward Ross Wagner III was born November 11th,1955 on a Marine base in Oceanside, CA. Ross passed away on November 24th, 2021. Preceding him in death are his parents, Edward Ross Wagner Jr. and Ava (Spears) Vecchioni.

Ross is survived by a sister Katrina Wilcox, husband Mark and their extended family, and cousins. He is also survived by two daughters, Ashley Wagner and Joanna (Wagner) Detz; and three beloved grandkids that referred to him as Pop Pop Rossy.

Ross was a Lancaster County, PA native for many years, this is where he started a family. Ross lived many places in his life but the place he cherished most was the Outer Banks of NC, which he’s called home for over twenty years. He was a member of Liberty Christian Fellowship and had many hobbies and interests including fishing, boxing, hunting, weaponry, and anything military related. He was also a huge animal advocate and lover.

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Although Ross struggled with his own health issues, he was a fighter, and you could often find him being the caregiver for someone during their time of need. He was an inspiration to many and the very definition of a hard worker. It would be a challenge to find a more respectful and polite man. Ross would always use his manners and took every opportunity to show gratitude to anyone serving our country or who has served our country. Ross was a great conversationalist and would often go into great detail about the topic, especially if it was something he was passionate about. Ross has left behind a legacy and because he has never met a stranger, he has left several friends to cherish his memory, but he will never leave our hearts! We love him so much.

Friends and family are welcomed to join us at Liberty Christian Fellowship on December 3rd at 4 p.m. to have a service in memory of Ross. Please express condolences to the family via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.