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Arby T. Wager

September 14, 1928 — April 24, 2024

Arby T. Wager, a distinguished veteran, business owner, and rancher, passed away on April 24, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and love for his family. Born on September 14, 1928, Arby led a remarkable life filled with experiences that shaped him into the honorable man he was known to be.
Arby's upbringing in Kurten, Texas instilled in him a strong work ethic from a young age. He began plowing fields at the tender age of 6 and dropped out of school to assist his father full-time by the age of 8. Despite the need for family assistance, Arby's thirst for knowledge never waned, as he continued to educate himself through reading and hands-on experiences. His fearless attitude towards trying new things exemplified his adventurous spirit and determination.
A true patriot, Arby served in the U.S. Army as part of a tank company during the Korean War, where he bravely engaged in numerous battles. His military service further exemplified his commitment to serving his country and fellow comrades. Among his proudest accomplishments were his involvement in the VFW and American Legion organizations. Arby hosted an annual BBQ at his home for his beloved Army buddies, showcasing his dedication to maintaining strong bonds with those who shared similar experiences.
Arby was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Wager; parents, Tado and Lena Wager; son Troy Wager; and siblings, Travis Wager, Shirley Hintz, Alma Ciders.

Arby is survived by his spouse, Marie Wager; children Travis Wager (Colleen), Jason Wager (Tracy); stepchildren, Rodney Welch (Cheryl), Mike Welch (Beverly), Tom Welch C., Edi Andrews; grandchildren Josh Wager (Kim), Erik Wager, Dustin Wager (Aliza), Cody Wager (Amber), Chance Wager, Tamara Graham (Larry), Katelyn Rumfield (Cody), Karlyn Wilder (Jayce), Tori Vidaurri (Abel), Brandi Lindeman; 19 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Throughout his life, Arby touched the lives of many with his honest, loving, and generous nature. He firmly believed in the values of honesty and loyalty, which he upheld in all aspects of his life. His belief that hard work builds character resonated with all who knew him.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, April 26, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hillier Funeral Home & Cremations

2301 East 29th Street, Bryan, TX 77802

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Zion Church of Kurten

977 FM2038, Bryan, TX 77808

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 27, 2024

3:15 - 4:15 pm (Central time)

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