Dane MacPhail Waggett

March 25, 1970 - January 25, 2017
Dane MacPhail Waggett

Dane MacPhail Waggett, 46, of Wilmington, NC, roller-boogied through the pearly gates of heaven on January 25, 2017, surrounded by a small group of the many lives he touched during his time on Earth.

Dane was born March 25, 1970 and spent his early years in the Wilmington-area where he attended school, graduating from Hoggard High School in 1989

Most recently Dane was a member of the Wilmington Fire Department where he served alongside his fire department family at Station Number 9 in Landfall. Prior to his meaningful work with WFD, Dane pursued a number of successful ventures that spoke to his passions and personality, letting no grass grow under his feet as he confidently pursued ideas and dreams that were uniquely his.

His proudest accomplishment was as a soul mate and husband to wife, Natalie, and phenomenal dad to their son Fisher. Dane was a constant presence in the life of his family, sharing his enthusiasm for sports as a coach to many of his son’s athletic teams. Dane loved God and took every chance he could to tell people how his life had been changed by God’s grace.

From an early age, Dane was a lover of all things outdoor spending as much time as possible in pursuit of an active life. He leaves many fish-tales and deer stands behind as a remembrance of the days he enjoyed in his favorite outdoor places with a host of wonderful friends.

Finally, a large and loving family will be left to honor Dane’s legacy. Survivors include his father and second mother, Warren and Gwen Waggett, his mother, Donna Plunkett Waggett, his brothers, Chris and wife Hulya, Michael, Jonathan, and Michael Griffin and wife Suzanne as well as mother and father in law Frieda and Milton Utley. Dane also leaves behind a nephew, Connor and two nieces, Madison and Davis.

A celebration of Dane’s life will be held at Lifepoint Church 3534 S. College Rd. Wilmington on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM.


The family will honor Dane’s wishes for a burial at sea later in the week.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Dane Waggett Legacy and Fisher Waggett Scholarship Fund.

Memories and condolences may be left on Dane Waggett’s online guestbook by clicking on the “Post a Condolence” tab below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099.


Monday, January 30, 2017
6:30 PM

Life Point Church - Directions
3534 South College Rd.
Wilmington, NC


Sunday, January 29, 2017
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

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  • January 28, 2017
    Jess Long says:
    I loved Dane and will miss him very much! A kind and loving friend! I'm praying for you Natalie and Fisher! I know your heart is broken as mine was when I heard the news of Dane's passing into Heaven to be with Jesus! I look forward to seeing him again someday! Love your family!

  • January 27, 2017
    Emily Schrum says:
    Just want you to know your family is so loved! We are thinking and praying for you all!

  • January 27, 2017
    Dee. Wilson says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Natalie and Fisher❤❤ as well as the extended family. I am grateful. I had the opportunity to meet your family and teach Fisher I cherish our relationship. Dane. Was a very special person who loved you and Fisher so much. God. Bless you. Both. I love y'all ❤ Ms.Dee

  • January 28, 2017
    Chris Johnson says:
    A few things will always stand out when thinking of Dane. Most prominent is the unwavering devotion to Natalie and Fisher that was always so apparent. He also spent countless hours working with and mentoring kids in sports because it genuinely made him happy to do so. It wasn't an obligation...it was a passion and he made an impact on a lot of kids in Wilmington. Last, just a happy, recent memory...after he just charged it and bought the Chevy, I'll always remember standing around in his garage the first time he showed it to me. I reminisced about my old Jeep and he showed me every detail of his new toy with pride. Every time I passed him in his truck around town after that or saw it in the parking lot at the basketball game it made me smile. Just a kind, great human...that was Dane.

  • January 28, 2017
    Darrell Hamm says:
    The world will never be the same without you. Enjoy the view from up there :-) love you buddy. Natalie and Fisher ,my prayers are with you.