Thomas Kenneth Wagner
What an amazing ride it was. Tom Wagner, age 78, unexpectedly passed away March 7, 2022, in Ft. Myers, Florida. He was affectionately known as TW or Captain Tom. Loving husband and soulmate of Daphne Wagner (MacPhail).
Tom was born on Wright-Patterson Airforce Base in Dayton, Ohio to Kenneth and Catherine Wagner (now deceased) one of three Siblings. From his hometown Toledo, Ohio to his life in SW Florida, he loved his family, his friends, his country, and the great state of Florida. He cheered enthusiastically for the Miami Heat, the Tampa Bay Bucs, the Boston Red Sox, and NASCAR. His adventures on his many motorcycles had him riding through the road to the sun, Montana, the highlands of Nova Scotia & always to Bike Week in Daytona. The sea beckoned him as a commercial fisherman & USCG Captain sailing in Florida & Bahamas. His business success was admirable through hard work, integrity, and the importance of being prudent.
Tom’s strength, stories and love are survived by his son, Michael of California; cousins, Cindy Thurston (Jim) of Maine, Phillip Holst (Carlene) of Michigan, and George Hockmuth of Ohio; niece, Kim Gren of Florida & her sister, Michelle Wagner of Ohio; great nieces, Alex & Eva; great nephew, Jake and great great niece, Blake of Florida. He was adored by his Canadian MacPhail Clan, mother-in-law, Marilyn MacPhail of Prince Edward Island; brothers-in-law, Neil (Karen) of Hamilton, Woody & Ralph of Banff, Alberta, and Duane (Donna) of Palm Beach, Florida; niece, Molly & nephew, Fred of Banff, Alberta; nephews, Charles (Samantha) of Waterdown and Andrew of Hamilton; nephew, Neil & niece, Nicole, of North Palm Beach; as well as great nieces, Rowan & Isla, and great nephew, Fletcher of Waterdown.
Tom was predeceased by his brother, Gary.
His legacy will be that he lived heartily & with a soul that sought to do right by others.
Respecting Tom’s final wishes, there will be no formal services. His ashes will be interred at Argyle Shore Cemetery, Prince Edward Island, Canada in the Summer of 2022, where he will be FOREVER BY THE SEA.
Family & friends will honor Tom’s life from 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Palm Island Club House, 9490 Palm Island Circle, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.