Clarence Ora Wagner, Jr., age 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland with his wife, daughter and niece by his side. Clarence is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Judy Sue Wagner, nee Martin, of Severn, Maryland, Daughter Goldie Morrow, and husband, David and children, Jonathan and Samantha of Glen Burnie, Maryland, Sister Doris (widowed), children Norman & Joey of Dover, Delaware. Adopted daughter Misty Wagner & Husband and three granddaughters. He also leaves behind beloved Nieces Sara and Miranda Pence whom he loved liked daughters.
Clarence was born to Clarence Ora, Sr. & Marguerite Wagner at West Baltimore General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland on March 12, 1947. He grew up in Severn, Maryland and still lived in his boyhood home. Clarence began studying God’s Word at an early age. At the age of 8 years old, he made a decision to follow Jesus. He was later Baptized at Granite Baptist Church and at his passing was a member of Heritage Community Church. At an early age Clarence started working at Keteema Specialty Filaments Division, Odenton, MD as a Machine Operator. In 1966, as the United States was heavily involved in the Vietnam Conflict, Clarence joined the Air Force. In his words, “He wanted to go over there and see what it was all about.” However, because he was an only son, he required special permission from his parents before he was allowed to join. In 1969, his father took very ill and Clarence was released early. He was honorably discharged as a Senior Airmen. Upon returning to Severn, he picked back up his employment at Keteema Specialty Filaments Division but as a Maintenance Man. In 1979, he met his soon-to-be wife, Judy Martin, while working at Keteema. On August 28, 1987, they made their love permanent in marriage in Judy’s Mother house in Edgewater, Maryland. In 2000, he went on to work for Techalloy, Dundalk, MD, as a Maintenance Man. After the company was sold and moved to Ohio in 2014, he was no longer employed. A few years later, in 2016, he took a job at Heritage Community Church in Severn, MD helping to maintain the church. He left that job in November 2019 at the start of his cancer.
Clarence was an avid lover of nature. He was often found on his back deck watching birds or just enjoying God’s Sunshine. He loved collecting things. Over the years, he had collected rare coins, various knives, and many tools. His hobbies that he developed at an early age were painting with water colors and drawing with ink and pencil. During his employment, he was an active Member of both the United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America Union and the United Steel Workers of America.
A funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 12:30pm at Heritage Community Church, 8146 Quarterfield Rd, Severn, MD 21144
A Private Interment will be held at Crownsville Veteran’s Cemetery, Crownsville, Maryland immediately following the service.
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