Albert William Waggoner, Sr, 85, of St. Louis, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Bethesda Dilworth in St. Louis, Missouri. Albert was born on March 10, 1935, in St. Louis to the late Albert William Sr. and Phoebe Annette (nee Noe) Waggoner and spent some time in Pacific, Missouri where he met his wife, Chris.
Services at this time are private. His ashes will be interred at Sunset Memorial cemetery in Pacific, Missouri. Memorial tributes are requested in Albert's memory to the Alzheimer’s (Dementia) Association or the Bethesda Dilworth Health Group Foundation.
Albert is survived by his wife, Leona :"Chris" Christine Waggoner (nee Nickelson) of St. Louis; one daughter, Lorraine Cruse and husband Steve of Millstadt, Illinois; one sister, Lorraine Minardi of Auxvasse, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Sara Waggoner of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Adam and Christina Cruse of Millstadt, Illinois; three great grandchildren, Alexis, Savanna, and Gianna; siblings-in-law, Letha Hafley (nee Nickelson), Nora Nickelson, Judy Budde, Rosemary Witcher, Danny Nickelson and wife Joyce, Gerald Nickelson and wife Carol, Frank Nickelson, Marilyn Nickelson, Burley Nickelson, Jr. and wife Kathy, and Kathleen Nickelson; Nicki Luebbert, nieces and nephews, many other relatives, and friends of the 'Mayor of Pernod Street' in St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his two sons, Andrew Roland “Randy” Waggoner and Albert William Waggoner, Jr. III; his two sisters, Shirley Alonzo and Mary Tullock and many in-laws, Andrew Minardi, Darryl Tullock, Louis Alonzo, Jerri Hafley, Donald & Edwina Nickelson, Robert Witcher, Esther & Gene Young, Nancy & Paul LeClaire, Roland Nickelson, Lindell Nickelson, Janet Nickelson, Bertha Nickelson, and Marcia Ferguson.
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