Obituary: Vesta Lee "Pete" Wages Jr.

Obituary: Vesta Lee "Pete" Wages Jr., 87, died Feb. 23, 2023.

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Our father Vesta Lee Wages Jr. “Pete” left this world on Feb. 23, 2023, at the age of 87. He was born January 11th, 1936. He was preceded by his parents Vesta L. Wages Sr., Maude Wages, and his siblings Helen Montgomery, Frances “Dede” Zagar and Charles Wages.

Survived by his sister, Betty Sue Gassett; his brother-in-law, D. Drayton Gassett; his wife, Patti Wages; his children Robert Wages, Nancy Wages, Vesta Lee Wages III, Daniel Wages; his daughters-in-law, Deborah Wages, Gabriela Wages; and his grandchildren, Gabriela Hatfield, Peter Wages, Julianna Wages, Emma Wages, Nicky Wages, Mary Wages and Daniel Wages Jr.

Pete lived most of his life in Windermere, Florida, retired to Leesburg, Florida, but spent the end of his life in Winter Garden. 

Pete was known for the following:

He served in the U.S. Army, retired after 32 years at Continental Can Company, retired again after 10 years from Manheim Auto Auction. 

He also managed and owned Wages Mower Sales and Service on Main Street in Windermere, Florida. 

He served as a Windermere Town Council Member from 1989-1992. 

He was a member of the Windermere Rotary Club and was a Mason.

He will be sadly missed and will always hold a place in our hearts. We would love you to come and honor his life. Funeral is Friday, March 3, 2023, at Clermont Baptist Church, 16115 Old Hwy 50 West, Clermont, FL 34711. Visitation is at 10:30 a.m. Service is at 11 a.m. with food to follow. Graveside is at 2 p.m. at Lakeside Memory Gardens, 36601 County Road 19A, Eustis, FL 32726.


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