Don Nelson Wager

Don Wager, 75, of Bryan, passed from this life Saturday, October 28, 2017. Donnie was born March 29, 1942 to Gus Paul Wager and Minnie Louise Restmeyer of Kurten, Texas. As one of 12 children, Donnie was raised in a very humble setting. He was no stranger to hard work and provided well for his family as a rancher and carpenter.
Donnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing dominos and cards. He looked forward to his weekly domino games with his buddies at the Hearne VFW Post 10358. Donnie will be remembered as a proud and loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
He is survived by his children, Don “Chris” Wager and wife Michelle, Charla Leighman, Eddie Wager and wife Alice; Grandchildren, Brook Wager, Dawson Leighman, Brittany Weiman, Nikki Wager and Kylee Wager; Brothers, Gus Wager, Tommy Wager, Billy Wager and wife Virginia, J.C. Wager, Chester Wager and wife Patty, and Jerry Wager; Sisters Peggy and husband Richard Bienski, Darlene and husband Nathan Moffatt, and Loretta Emola. Donnie is Preceded in death by his parents; Brothers, Louis Wager, Lee Roy Wager, and grandson TY Allen Wager.
A time to receive family and friends will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 from 1-1:45PM with Life Tribute Services to follow at 2PM at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home of Bryan, Texas.


  1. To Chris and family,
    So sad to hear about the loss of your father. I will always remember him for his big smile and great laugh. He was a great friend to my Grandpa (Robert Tarrant) and Mr Siegert . I have great memories of their camphouses during deer season. There were lots of story telling, good food, and plenty of beer. My brother Ken and I were fortunate to get to go with my Grandpa to Bryan on hunting trips and know Don. He is a large part of my early childhood to teenage years memories. Thanks for letting us know.
    Jim Tarrant, Jr

  2. to all my wager family: Donnie did always smile and seemed happy to be where the action was. There were plenty of good times, jokes and stories. “thousands and thousands”. It is not the end of his journey, of that I am certain! So when you hear, see, smell, touch something that reminds you of Donnie, my prayer for you all is to smile with fond memories. Love to my friends, my 2nd family


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