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John Willmon Wages

April 16, 1933 - August 8, 2014
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John Willmon Wages – (April 16, 1933 - August 8, 2014) Born in Commerce, Texas to parents, Thomas Clevie and Lola Pauline Jordan Wages. John was a gunnery sergeant in the US Army, Alpha Battery 63rd Division serving in Wiesbaden, Germany. John married Betty Rogers on June 10, 1955 in Commerce, Texas and moved to Avenal, CA in October 1955. Together they raised four children. John's work history included Temple's Market, Avenal and Coalinga Lumber and Hardware, Avenal Elementary and West Hills College. John was a member of the Avenal Fire Department, Ambulance Assistant, Past Master Mason, Scottish Rites, and Elks. Survivors are...
John Willmon Wages – (April 16, 1933 - August 8, 2014) Born in Commerce, Texas to parents, Thomas Clevie and Lola Pauline Jordan Wages.

John was a gunnery sergeant in the US Army, Alpha Battery 63rd Division serving in Wiesbaden, Germany. John married Betty Rogers on June 10, 1955 in Commerce, Texas and moved to Avenal, CA in October 1955. Together they raised four children.

John's work history included Temple's Market, Avenal and Coalinga Lumber and Hardware, Avenal Elementary and West Hills College. John was a member of the Avenal Fire Department, Ambulance Assistant, Past Master Mason, Scottish Rites, and Elks.

Survivors are son, Cary Wages (Maria) of Rio Vista, CA, daughters, Paula Kreger (Pat) of Visalia, CA, - Tricia Erisman of Visalia, CA, Julie Shiralian of Fresno, CA, Ten grandchildren: Haylee Mensoinides (Ryan), Adam & Casey Kreger, Kevin & Kyle Erisman, Eric, Bryan & Carissa Wages, Shontel & Arian Shiralian. Five great grandchildren: Luke, Noah, & Jacob Mensonides and Brackyn & Bladeyn Erisman.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, August 24th at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Avenal, 528 E. King Street Avenal, CA.


Family and Friends may visit www.peoplesfuneralchapel.com to send condolences to the family.

Arrangements under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, Hanford, CA.

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