Phillip Howard Waggoner, 64 of Toronto, OH, passed away in his home on April 2, 2020. Phillip was born on September 18th, 1955 at the Gill Memorial Hospital in Steubenville, OH and was the son of the late Oliver ‘Pickles’ Waggoner (who passed in February 2020) and Mary Ellen ‘Sug’ (Bucey) Waggoner.
Phil is survived by his two children: Amy (Dave) Fullenkamp and Jason Waggoner; as well as by their mother and his former spouse, Marilyn (Fisher) Waggoner. He leaves behind four grandchildren: Isabella, and triplets Benjamin, Vivian, and Lilliana Fullenkamp. His fifth grandchild (Fullenkamp) will be arriving in July. Phil is also survived by his mother Mary Ellen ‘Sug’ (Bucey) Waggoner, and his brother Scott (Lori) Waggoner.
Phil graduated from Toronto High School in 1974 where he played and excelled in many sports including football and track. He worked for 37 years at the Bruce Mansfield First Energy Power Plant in the department of Instrument and Test. He was a very involved member of the IBEW union local #272 where he served as a union steward and treasurer. He was also a dedicated member of the safety committee for the union. He retired from the plant in 2015.
After retirement, Phil became an active member of the Elks Lodge #258 in East Liverpool. He liked the camaraderie of the lodge and supporting various charity groups through the Elks community. Phil also rescued a four-legged friend, Buddy his dog during retirement, which will now be in the care of his son.
Phil was an avid follower of college sports and local high school football teams. He also enjoyed coaching baseball. Phil was an assistant coach for the Empire Orioles and head coach for the Empire Padres for many years and later served a term as president of the Empire Little League. In addition to his love of sports he also was a motorcycle enthusiast, enjoying many rides on Harleys and other bikes during his lifetime.
Phil’s family will miss him dearly; his two children Amy and Jason will especially miss their Dad. His arrangements will be held privately at the Sugar Grove Cemetery at his family’s convenience. For information on sending cards to his family or flowers please contact the J.E. Foster Funeral Home.
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