William Charles Waggoner

September 6th, 1977September 25th, 2020

William (“Will”) Charles Waggoner, 43, passed into life eternal on September 25, 2020 in Lafayette, CO. Born in Greenwood, MS, Will moved to Carrollton, TX with his family where he attended Newman Smith High School, Texas Academy of Math and Science and the University of North Texas. Will proudly earned the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest achievement. As a young adult, life in Boulder, CO allowed him a successful career as a software developer while enabling him to indulge his love of sporting activities. Will enjoyed skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and Frisbee golf, all of which allowed him to showcase his vast collection of ball caps. Having inherited a competitive spirit from both sides of his family, Will’s gamesmanship extended indoors, nearly as spirited as his outdoor activities. He was always up for a game of any kind, from cribbage to Mastermind to Legos with his niece Avery – or at one of the family reunions he loved so much, a marathon session of Rail Baron that would roar long into the night. In quiet moments, he could be found mastering a Sudoku. His competitiveness was highlighted by the yearly mustache contest he engaged in with his father, an exclusive challenge between father and son.

Most of all, though, he loved his large extended family including his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carlo and Margaret Pola and Leland and Florence Waggoner; several uncles, an aunt, and a cousin. He is survived by his parents, Fred and Jan Waggoner, his sister Katherine Stribling, and his niece Avery Stribling.

Will pledged as an organ donor; his generosity will allow as many as fifty people to live a better life. No services are currently planned. Memorials may be sent to Holy Spirit Episcopal Church at PO Box 2346 in Gulf Shores, AL 36547 or to the Carlo A. and Margaret S. Pola Scholarship Fund, c/o Sandwich High School Association, PO Box 155, Sandwich, MA 02563.

 

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Fred,Janeth,Katherine and Avery. I know you will miss Will. My prayers to you for continued healing in your hearts. Janeth I remember when you let Aunt Jane know that you were pregnant and how excited she was for you and your family. Love you Anita
Sending you all our love and deepest sympathy in the loss of your precious Will. May the many happy memories you have of time shared with him bring you comfort and peace in this sad time. Sending you our love, Carolyn and Tom
Will's family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I was Will's colleague at EBSCO for the better part of a decade. He was named 'Double L', and I was named 'Single L' so that we could have a bit of distinction between our overlapping first names. Double L had a great heart, and was an excellent teammate. I'll miss him. Be well. Wil Emming
Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. Love, Vickie
We are very sorry to hear about Will’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Waggoner / Pola family at this time. Alan and Arlene Raymond
I was very surprised to hear the news of Will's passing, he had many friends he made on the internet, and the news is filtering down to us only now. Will was a very funny guy, somebody who could take a joke and give as good as he got. He'll be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.
It is so hard to believe. Although I never got to know Will personally because my kids were younger, I feel as though I knew this beautiful, intelligent soul a little through the loving accolades from his mom for all the years my family has known her. My heart goes out in sympathy to Jan, Fred, Katherine, Avery and all of Will's loving family in your grief. I
It is so hard to believe. Although I never got to know Will personally because my kids were younger, I feel as though I knew this beautiful, intelligent soul a little through the loving accolades from his mom for all the years my family has known her. My heart goes out in sympathy to Jan, Fred, Katherine, Avery and all of Will's loving family in your grief. -- Shelley Allison
I have a very clear image of Will as a 7th grader standing in too-big boots, the soles thickened with sticky Carrollton soil after a sudden rain as we all worked for days to build a children's playground for the neighborhood. I think he helped me guide a router on all the raw edges of the 2 x 4 boards before they were fastened in. The kids couldn't use the power equipment, but Will knew he was better at it than I was, so he "helped" me. He was fun to have in Texas History class, too. Brainy and a wicked sense of humor. I welcomed both. Sorry I didn't know him better. So sorry he is gone now. Hugs to you, Jan. Linda Bambina
Dear Fred, Jan and Katharine We are so sorry for your loss. We will remember Will from the years in the old neighborhood and as an outstanding young man. Sending you our thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort. Ves and Sally Box
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