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Services for Carl Gene Wages, 75, of Ada are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Memorial Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Jamar will officiate the service, assisted by Carl's nephew, the Rev. Jared Byrns. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
Mr. Wages passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2017, at a local assisted living center.
Carl Gene Wages was born June 1, 1941, in Boswell to Charley and Velma Holcomb Wages. He graduated from Boswell High School in 1959.
Carl's career included being district manager of Caterpillar sales and service, owning his own heavy-equipment repair and service company and serving 12 years as Pontotoc County commissioner for District 2, all while he was also farming and ranching.
Carl was an outstanding team roper, winning many trophies and prizes and riding his beloved rodeo horse, "Old Don," who lived to be 39.
Carl looked forward to the annual Wages family reunions, where all the Wages gathered for a weekend of fun and sharing. Carl was very involved in community activities, especially supporting area youth involved in farming and ranching and the livestock shows.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Pat; his daughter, Keri Blevins; his brothers, Gerald, Winifred and Tom; and one sister, Shirley Wagoner.
Surviving is his wife, Jerry, of the home; one daughter, Kristi Hayes and husband, Kenny, of Ada; two brothers, his twin, Charles Wages of Moore and Cliff Wages of Aztec, New Mexico; three sisters, Charlcia Joiner, Huntsville, Texas, Joyce Moss, Waco, Texas, and Lou Little, Granberry, Texas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews and very special loved ones and friends.
Bearers will be his grandsons and nephews.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to Morris Memorial Baptist Church, 16121 CR 3540, Ada, OK 74820; or Featherstone Assisted Living Center, 1501 N. Monte Vista, Ada, OK 74820.
Published on February 27, 2017
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