Robert Gene Wages (1928-2009)
Robert Gene Wages, 81, of Russell, did Friday evening, March 6, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
He was born Jan. 12, 1928, at McRoberts, the son of the late Irwin and Nettie Bolling Wages. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruby Byer Wages, in 1994.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Ashland and was a Kentucky colonel and Kentucky admiral. He attended the University of Kentucky. He was retired from Armco Steel Corp. as a supervisor in the T&L Department and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Payne and Kay Wages of Raceland, James Douglas and Karen Wages of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Gregory Alan and Terri Wages of Russell; and a sister, Geraldine Buseman of Dunedin, Fla. He was blessed with five wonderful grandchildren, Michael Payne Wages of Lexington, Steven C. Wages of Worthington, Dawn Ginger of Nicholasville and Alexandria Wages and Seth Wages, both of Ashland, and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by Pastors Ed Caudill, Raymond Stephens and Greg Matney. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 93 of Kenova, W.Va.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Friends may make contributions to Second Baptist Church, 4950 Williams Ave., Ashland, KY 41101 or Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.