Barney Tip Waggoner, 89, of Mannsville, Okla. passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Funeral services will be Monday, June 1, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Mannsville Full Gospel Holiness Mission with Clifford Anderson and Brother Arthur Mitchell officiating. Music will be arranged by Robert Goodin and family. Interment will be in Mannsville Cemetery. Military Honors will be by the Oklahoma Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors Team and the Oklahoma City DAV and taps by Wade Beard. 


Barney Tip Waggoner, 89, of Mannsville, Okla. passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Funeral services will be Monday, June 1, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Mannsville Full Gospel Holiness Mission with Clifford Anderson and Brother Arthur Mitchell officiating. Music will be arranged by Robert Goodin and family. Interment will be in Mannsville Cemetery. Military Honors will be by the Oklahoma Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors Team and the Oklahoma City DAV and taps by Wade Beard. 


Barney was born on Oct. 28, 1919 in Russett, Okla. to the late William Henry Waggoner and Dora Lee Pierce Waggoner. He was raised in the Russett and Mannsville area and later moved to California where he worked in the shipyards. Barney married Rev. Cora Belle Musick on Jan. 8, 1939 in Johnston County, Okla. She preceded him in death on May 29, 2003 after 64 1/2 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Tomp, Wesley, Tink and Curley Waggoner; one sister, Etta Bennett; and one granddaughter, Dora Gaye Scribner.


While serving in the United States Army from June of 1944 to December of 1945 he received two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars and many other medals. He moved back to Mannsville where he lived the rest of his life. Barney was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart USA Arbuckle Group Chapter 651, VFW Post 4869, American Legion, the 79th division of the 315 Infantry F Company and the Mannsville Full Gospel Holiness Mission Church. He enjoyed gardening, outdoor work, woodworking, being a mechanic and helping other military people. Barney attended all local veterans parades for several years.    


He is survived by daughters, Sonya Lemons and husband Jack, Mannsville, Donna Kay Waggoner Pittman and husband Steven, Dallas, Texas and Yvonne Scribner and husband Wayne, Kingston; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  

                   
Casket bearers will be Matthew Lemons, Steven Lemons Jr., Larry Wilson, Joe Mays, Danny Waggoner and David Lemons. Honorary bearers are Timothy Lemons and Larry (Pooch) Porter.     

                               
Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.