Wade, John William

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John “Jack” William Wade, formally of Dublin and currently Warm Hearth Village in Blacksburg, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2015. He was born in Fillmore, UT on December 3, 1932 and was the youngest son of the late Estella and Arthur w. Wade. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Franklin E. and Ronald L. Wade and sisters Louise Lessing and Nancy Helen Adams.

He was a 1951 graduate of Millard High School in Fillmore, UT and attended the University of Utah on an athletic scholarship. Upon graduation in 1955 he married his college sweetheart Louise H. Saute. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1st Lieutenant; Boy Scouts of America, professional, Roanoke County Parks and Recreation, Athletic Director, Camp Winnebago, Administrator, Caledonia, MN and retired from the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, Fishersville, VA as a supervisor in Therapeutic Recreation.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise H. Wade of Warm Hearth Village, one son Michael E. Wade and daughter-in-law (Sherry), of Bella Vista, AK, two daughters Melody M. Wade, resides with Jennifer Martin in a host home in Pembroke, VA and Wendy L. Curry and son-in-law John of Jasper, GA. Five grandchildren, Melissa Moore and her husband Bruce of Miami, OK Wendi A. Russell of Miami, OK Ryan, Dylan, Caryn Curry, of Jasper, GA. Three great-grandchildren, Tyler Moore of Miami, OK, Noah, and Ellie and Florence Wade of Miami.

He was a member of the Dublin Baptist Church, a past president of the Dublin Lions Club. He served as a coach in Special Olympics VA for over thirty years; member and president of the New River SAMS Camping Club; adjunct faculty at New River Community College; current member and past president of the Light and Lively Bowling League. He enjoyed watching athletic events, woodworking, drawing and traveling with his wife Louise. He was a fun loving person and enjoyed life to the fullest.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dublin Baptist Church 100 Hawkins Street Dublin, VA 24084.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympics VA 1100 South Main Street Suite B Blacksburg, VA 24060.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA. 540-980-1700