Born on September 13, 1948, in Alto, he was a son of the late Lewis and Delia Ferguson Wade. Sgt. Wade retired from the United States Army/Army National Guard. He was a sportsman and outdoorsman who enjoyed shooting, fishing, flowers, birds, and the ocean, as well as trips to Walmart.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Denise Wade; granddaughter, Autumn Gail Wade; brothers: Andrew Wade, Roy Wade, and C.H. “Pot” Wade; and sister, Ruth Armour.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Ramey Wade of Alto; sons and daughter-in-law, Kevin Lee and Amanda Wade of Alto and Jason Anthony Wade of Bryson City, NC; daughters and son-in-law, Rebecca and Timothy Mooney of Alto and Ashley Nicole Wade of Baldwin; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Chuck Marsh of Athens; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the funeral home.
No formal services are planned at this time.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706-778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.