James Richard Wagy, II

September 08, 1977 ‒ February 18, 2020

Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Formerly of Sunbury, Ohio

James Richard Wagy, II, age 42, of Reynoldsburg, died peacefully after a short illness on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

James was a skilled Electrician and enjoyed working on remodeling homes.  He had a huge heart, was very family oriented and when he was needed, he was always there for his family and friends.  Attended Big Walnut High School where he participated on the wrestling and track teams.  James was a WWII history buff, college football fan and loved all animals, especially his German Shepard, Samantha.  James was very proud of his 3 years of sobriety and of being able to help others with their own struggles.  He was most proud of being the primary caretaker for his grandparents, allowing them to be able to remain in their home.

James was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Doris Wagy, Joseph and Dorothy Phillips.

He is survived by his parents, James R. and Rose M. Wagy of Centerburg; sister, Kamryn Kane of Sunbury; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Heather Wagy of Sunbury; nephews and niece, Zachary Kane, Madison, Hayden and Aaron Wagy, Parker Wooten; great-niece, Emersyn Kane; aunts and uncles, Frank and Pam Wagy of Upper Sandusky, Jim and Janet Thomas of Colorado Springs, Sandy Igel or Great Falls, MT; cousin, Heather Ebert of Mt. Gilead; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at 1 PM on Friday, February 21, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving visitors from 11 AM until time of service.  Pastor James Meacham officiating.  Interment Northlawn Memory Gardens.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wagy family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.

    • Dear Frank & Pam I’m sorry to hear about your nephew. I’m sure he was a fine young man knowing the family values from your Dad & Mom

  • James will be missed. He was passionate about the people and things that he loved. He cared deeply about his family and tried to help others every chance he got. He was loved by many, especially me. May the Lord shine His perpetual light upon him and give him peace.

    Sincere condolences to his family.


  • James’ family and friends,
    What a wonderful man! He was one of the most caring and selfless guys I met through Chuck Kirk and Summer Rays. He will be deeply missed. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he Rest In Peace. I am a better person for knowing him.
    Jean Mitchell

  • It was a pleasure to have known, worked with, and had James as friend, acquaintance, confidant, a mentor and mentee, and inspiration. I feel so blessed to have had the chance to meet with him and share such inspirational moments and times of our lives leaving memories of each that we won’t forget. His inspirational moments will always be an important part of my own chance to share times of my life and the memories he left fo me and others. My prayers and best go out to James’ family and friends…Jimmy will be missed.

  • So sorry, Kamryn and Zachary for the loss of your brother and uncle. Prayers are being sent to you both and your family. May God guide you both through these troubling times.

  • My heart goes out to you family members. James contributed much to the Big Walnut community as a student, as an athlete, and as a solid citizen. God bless you all. I am not sure if I can make it to the funeral home because of medical issues in my family. If I can’t, know my wife (who remembers James from the 6th grade) have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To the Family and especially Zachary, What a wonderful man especially helping his Grandparent remain in their home and helping others with their addictions. He definitely set a wonderful example for everyone, especially you Zachary. Treasure all of the wonderful memories you have of him. (A friend of Deeda Kane)