Norbert Peter Wagner


Norbert Peter "Nubs" Wagner, 72, of Waco, passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident, Tuesday morning, June 4, 2019 in Madison County.

Born November 4, 1946, in Hartford, Wisconsin, to the late Fred and Kathleen (Boden) Wagner. Nubs held an Associate degree in Tool & Die and was a machinist for Phoenix Manufacturing in McKee, Kentucky. He also was the founder and owner of Nova Cues, where he manufactured distinctive custom pool cues.

He was a talented billiards player, who had won the Wisconsin State "8 Ball" championship many times over. His Lexington team always finished in the top four in league play. Nubs was also an expert trap shooter who often came home with ATA awards.

He was a graceful ballroom dancer, loved animals and his family. He was a US Air Force veteran and a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Richmond.

He is survived by his loving wife Joan R. Beck of Waco; one daughter, Angela Wagner of Salisbury, NC; one son, Stephen Wagner (Sara) of Elizabethton, TN; one sister, Christine Thomson (Jeff) of Hartford, WI; two brothers, Charles Wagner of Kewaskum, WI and Roger Wagner of Hartford, WI; four grandchildren Megan Wagner, Ruthann Cline, Lawson Wagner and Marley Wagner; one great grandchild, Amelia Anne Cline; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Nubs gifted his body to the University of Cincinnati. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Richmond, with Rev. Leah Schade officiating and assisted by Rev. Barry Neese.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, 1-800-622-9010., or the St. Thomas Lutheran Church Food Bank Ministry, 1285 Barnes Mill Rd, Richmond, KY 40475.

Arrangements are under the direction of Oldham Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
Published on June 4, 2019
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5 posts

Nick Thanos
Jun 19, 2019
So sorry to hear of Nubs passing. We had a lot of good times with him. Our prayers & thoughts are with you and your family.
Stephen Carian
Jun 08, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Joan and family. Nubs was a great friend and cue maker and will not be forgotten.
Laurence Hayes
Jun 06, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, please feel free to contact me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pete Cowman & Janice Fisher
Jun 05, 2019
Rest In Peace Nubs. You will be missed but fondly remembered by many. We are pleased to make a contribution to the National Kidney Foundation in your memory.
Charlie Siegel
Jun 05, 2019
I will miss you my friend! I think about you a lot. Especially the good time we had playing golf here in Utah. You and Dave Jacoby and I enjoyed the round @ Hill AFB as we got to watch many planes flying over the course that day. We shared common bonds ofAir Force veterans and the love of the games of pool. Keep that Gold Crown Pool Table in Heaven ready for when I arrive. No spots...rack um my friend!