Mr. Wade was born April 20, 1922, in Bartow County, the son of the late Charlie W. and Floy (Black) Wade. He was a farmer, was a World War II Veteran in the U.S. Army Air Corps, retired from the Air Force Reserves, was a member of the Bartow County Farm Bureau and Euharlee Farm Bureau and a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church.
Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Geraldine (Green) Wade; a son, Edward Wade Jr.; a brother, Robert Wade; and a sister, Ruth Wade Cochran.
Surviving is his children, Richard and Wendy Wade of Parker, Colo., Joan and Jimmy Carroll of Kingston, Marie and Glenn Florence of Birmingham, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Methodist Church with Rev. Sonny Moon and Rev. Leon Smith officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the children's home of your choice or your favorite charity.
Please go to www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the online guestbook.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, is in charge of the arrangements.