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Dan C. Waggener, 77, Adair County, KY (1935-2013)

He was a highly respected member the Columbia, KY community, one of a long unbroken line of Adair County merchants. With partner James Reece, he established a pioneering company, Columbia Tire and Recap, which he owned and co-owned for some 54 years. He took great pride in the tradition of the family business, in the accomplishments of his descendants, and savored every aspect of daily life in Columbia. He was a member of Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church, and was former member of the Columbia Kiwanis Club. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Janes Waggener, and their 12 direct living descendants.
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Dan C. Waggener, 77, of Columbia, KY, died Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8:10pmCT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY

Funeral services will be Monday, February 4, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY with Bro. Steve Pescosolido officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 3pmCT/4pmET, Sunday at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers: John Arnold, Ralph R. Waggener, Ed Waggener, Oral Hancock, Lynn McLean, and T.P. Scott.

Dan C. Waggener, 77, Adair County, KY (1935-2013)

He was born Thursday, November 28, 1935, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Edwin C. and Sara Wilson Waggener. He died Friday, February 1, 2013, at the age of 77 years, 2 months, and 3 days.

He was a member of Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church, was owner of Columbia Tire and Recap for many years, retiring in June 2012, and was former member of the Columbia Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Janes Waggener, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One daughter: Ann (Gary) Melton of Columbia, KY

  • One son: Dan C. (Cindi) Waggener, Jr. of Columbia, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Brian Fletcher, Eric Melton, Will Waggener, Katie Melton-Boyce and Michael Waggener

  • Five great grandchildren: Meghan Higgins, Reagan Fletcher, Payton Fletcher, Briley Melton and Wesley Melton
He was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Bailey Madison Fletcher.

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In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to either the Lake Area Foundation or Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church. These may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, ,200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements. Phone 270-384-2145.

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Dan C. Waggener, 77, Adair County, KY (1935-2013)

2013-02-02 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Dan C. Waggener, 77, Adair County, KY (1935-2013)

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Dan Waggener was proud of special niche in Columbia history

2013-02-04 - 410 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from CM files.
The death of the father of Adair County Judge Ann Melton and Columbia businessman Danny Waggener was a reminder of a special niche Mr. Waggener occupied in Columbia Business, one he was very proud to occupy. Almost five years ago the photo above was posted, with this caption: DAN and PEGGY WAGGENER marked 50 years in business at Columbia Tire & Recap at 410 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, today, Friday, November 28, 2008. The business was started on the Friday after Thanksgiving in 1958. It's a record, Mr. Waggener believes. "To my knowledge," he said, "we're the oldest privately owned business under the sameownership, at the same location, in Adair County." There was a story with it at: Columbia Tire & Recap marks 50th anniversary. Clicking ReadMore accesses Dan C. Waggener's obituary, with details of the funeral, which is today, Monday, February 4, 2013, at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

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