Raymond John "Butch" Wagner

Raymond John "Butch" Wagner, 67, of Odessa, Texas passed away Monday, May 19, 2008 at his residence.

He was born Feb. 28, 1941 in West Bend to Peter and Erna Wagner, and married Nancy Phipps on Nov. 19, 1961 in West Bend.

He was the owner of Wagner’s Manufacturing and Fabrication Co. since 1979.

Raymond was a member the Harley Owners group, Moose Lodge, Midland Shooters, Texas Skeet Shooters, National Skeet Shooting Association and Permian High Booster Club.

He was the Jackalope fan of the year in 2006-2007.

Butch is survived by his wife, Nancy of Odessa; sons, Francis Russell Wagner and wife, Lor-raine of Abbottsford, Arthur John Wagner and wife, Heidi of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter Charlotte May Smith and husband, Rick of Montrose, Colo.; and six sisters, Sue Geib, Harriet Leppla, Bonnie Voeks, Evelyn Kalies, Mary Snyder and Joan Claas, all of West Bend.

Also surviving are three grandchildren, Rachel, Elizabeth and Kristen.

Funeral Services were held in Odessa on Friday May 23, at the Life Change Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.