John Douglas Waggoner passed from this life at the age of 81 in Norman, OK. He was born August 16, 1937 in Hugo, OK to William and Virginia Waggoner.
John joined the United States Army at the age of sixteen and spent two years in Germany. After completion, he moved here with a single suitcase in hopes of starting a career. He began working for the Teamsters Local Union as a professional truck driver and this became something that he would spend the majority of his life doing. He loved his career and all of the places that it took him. It was shortly after this that he was blessed with 3 children, Jenny, Julie, and Doug. John later met the love of his life, Lois Janko, and they married September 15, 1966 and were blessed with a combined family of 6 children.
John loved to travel and he and Lois spent many hours enjoying their favorite destinations. At one point, they traveled all the way to Alaska in a trailer. His most favorite places included South Padre, Mexico, and Colorado. John also loved to fish and enjoyed spending time at Lake Texoma. In addition, he was an accomplished commercial rated pilot and loved taking his family to fly.
An honest man who loved and cherished his family, John will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He had a way with words that brought life to every story he told and those stories will also be missed immensely.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Marvin Milligan and Eric Milligan; brothers, Bobby Gene Waggoner, Victor Dale Waggoner, Tom Waggoner, Jim Waggoner, and Newt “Fred” Waggoner; sister, Louise Howard; brother-in-law, Gene Waggoner.
Those left to continue his legacy include his loving wife, Lois Waggoner of the home; children, Eddie Milligan of Moore, OK, Jenny Escudero and Noah Welper of Blue Rapids, KS, Julie Woods and Rocky of Gardner, CO and Johnnie “Doug” Waggoner of Cameron, NC; daughter-in-law, Rosemary Milligan of Moore, OK; brothers, Billy Charles Waggoner of Tennessee and William Waggoner of Atoka, OK; sister-in-law, Toni Waggoner; brother-in-law, Robert Towery; grandchildren, Christopher Milligan, Kevin Milligan, Matt Milligan, Jake Milligan, Jordan Escudero, Seth Escudero, Jeremy Gibson, Aaron Gibson and his wife Ana, Adam and Danielle Grenz, and Miranda Waggoner; great-grandchildren, Justin Milligan, Bryan Milligan, Kristopher Milligan, Shelby Milligan, Colvin Gibson and Skylar Grenz; great-great-grandchildren, Kiersten Milligan and Kambry Rae Milligan; and niece, Teresa and Mike Branam; he is also survived by a host of loving extended family and friends.
Services are 2:00pm, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Norman, OK.
Condolences may be shared at www.MooreFuneralCremation.com.