Wanda Renegar 1926-2018



Wanda Lee Renegar of Dallas passed away Feb. 13, 2018 in Dallas. Services and burial were held Feb. 16 at Grove Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Dallas, officiated by Pastor Ted Kiser.

She was born Sept. 21, 1926 in Dallas to her parents, Josiah and Ruth (English) Barnes. A loving homemaker and helpmate, her life was enriched by family and dear friends all across the United States. She met her husband, D.D. “Joe” Renegar while living with family in Waco, later moving to Dallas with him where he began a very long and successful career in the communications business.

She and Joe were appointed Dallas County Honorary Sheriff Deputies recognizing them for years of service in the department’s mobile communication department.

She was a member of First Families of Texas, a direct descendant of Texas pioneer William K. English who arrived before 1819.

She also served as her Burton Terrace Community’s Democratic Precinct chairman and other party designations for several years.

She was always involved with her children’s activities as they grew up, yielding many lifetime friendships and a role of “second mom” to many of their friends. She loved to travel, to beachcombing Port Aransas, and to celebrate birthdays and Christmases with her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was raised in the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and sisters, Gladys, Frances, LaVerne, Nine and Betty Jo.

She is survived by her son, Gene Renegar and wife, Karen, of Canton; daughter, Pamela Garner of Mesquite; grandchildren, Leslie Hatcher and husband, Michael, Travis Renegar and wife, Claire, Peter Renegar, Andrea Garner and Alysha Garner; and great grandchildren, Jackson Hatcher, Erikson Hatcher, Violet Renegar, Averly Renegar, Lyric Garner, Aaron Yow-Garner and Jayce Garner.

Children and animals were very dear to her. A donation in her memory to a charity or agency serving children or animals would be a loving legacy to her.