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Robert "Robbie" Wayne Wagoner

May 7, 1967 — May 10, 2021

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

service company.


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.

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