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Rusty Wagley, Sr.

January 25, 1951 — July 16, 2021

Herrin- Rusty Leon Wagley, Sr., age 70, of Herrin, passed away at 3:20am on Friday, July 16, 2021 at his home in Herrin.

Rusty was born in Herrin on January 25, 1951, the son of Earl Lavern and Elma Tessie (McGuire) Wagley. He married Joy Layuna Gossage in Herrin on December 2, 1967. Together, they have shared more than fifty-three years of marriage.

Rusty had worked in the coal mines and also at Norge. He had worked mostly as a roofer and was the owner of RW and Sons Roofing Company.

Prior to his retirement, Rusty earned his living as a roofer.

Survivors include his wife- Joy Wagley of Herrin

Son- Shawn Wagley and fiancé Patty Hampton of Carterville

Son- Louis Wagley, Sr. and wife Rachel of Herrin

Son- Rusty Wagley, Jr. and Carrie Smith of Herrin

Daughter-in-law- Tracy Wagley

Grandkids- Shawna and Aaron, Tori and Dylan, Louis Jr, Destinee, Dalton, Hunter and Amiyah, Jade, Jessie, and Juniper

Great Grandkids- Kennedy, Evelynn, Lily Ann, Madysyn, Roman, Xzayver, Daylon, Jakyia, Savanna, Keagan, Braxzten, Bricyn, and Tru

Two Brothers- Freddie and Red

Three sisters- Brenda, Valida, and Jeannie

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers- Bud and Carl Wagley, and one sister- Shirley.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 11am-1pm on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the family.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

201 S 13th St, Herrin, IL 62948

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