Robert “Robby” Wayne Wagoner, 54, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021 in
Oklahoma City, OK, surrounded by his loving family.
Robby was born May 7, 1967 at Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City. Wayne
and Carmen Wagoner, of Beaver OK, welcomed him into their home and their
lives shortly after—an occasion that the entire community shared in joy with
Robby grew up in Beaver, living briefly in Rock Springs, WY, during middle
school. He returned to Beaver and graduated from Beaver High School in 1985.
He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
On August 19, 1989, he married Robyn Hall. Even though the marriage ended,
their friendship never did. The Hall and Wagoner families remained a close and
blended family sharing holidays and vacations together throughout the years.
Robby’s professional career started with Smith International in 1989, where he
designed 3-cone rotary drill bits for the Oil Mining division. In 1997, Robby
became a consultant and worked for the companies needing automation in
CAD/CAM applications. He returned to Smith Tool in 2002 as the main
automation programmer for engineering in Ponca City, OK. He was part of the
merger between Smith Tool and Schlumberger. In 2017, he went to work for
Varel International Energy Solutions where he served as the Systems
Administrator and Coordinator for Winchill, CAD/CAM for both the PDC and
Roller Cones engineering groups.
At the time of passing, he was a System Administrator for the Seattle-based
company, Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight
Throughout his professional career Robby was credited with several patents for
Roller Cone bit technologies that are still in use today. He created some of the
first Pro/Engineer models for Smith International, some of those models and the
ideas behind his engineering techniques continue to be used. He worked in
many countries over his career including France, Italy, Sweden, and Dubai.
Robby was an exceptionally skilled golfer. At his peak, he was a “scratch”
golfer. In addition to golf, he played softball, basketball, tennis, bowled, and
shot pool—all well into his adult life. One of his favorite hobbies was video
gaming. He was a talented and well-respected gamer throughout the Counter
-Strike gaming community and competed in tournaments under the username
“rm -rf” and “Remmy”. He loved to cook, often taking cooking classes to
improve his culinary skills.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother Inez Woods, his parents
Wayne and Carmen Wagoner, and his brother Kevin Wagoner.
He is survived by daughter Ashleigh Spaid, her husband Lucas of Wardensville,
WV; daughter Jaden Wagoner, her boyfriend Uriel Baca; son Trey Wagoner;
daughter Jett Wagoner, her fiance, Shawn Hampsten, all of Beaver, OK. His
grandchildren, Charlie and Chase Spaid, and Lydia Baca. His beloved extended
family, Dick and Beverly Hall, of Forgan, OK; Robyn Wagoner, her sons Nathan
and Ty Smith, of Balko, OK, as well as a host of close lifelong friends and work
associates who regarded him dearly.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations can be made “In memory of Robby
Wagoner” to the American Heart Association.