Bill Wade

March 5, 1937 - April 22, 2011
Bill Wade


William C. “Bill” Wade, age 74, of Leland passed away peacefully from this earthly life to his eternal rest on Friday, April 22, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born on March 5, 1937 in Roxboro, Person County, NC to Steven and Mary Wade.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judith Huff Wade. He is also survived by his daughter Donna Clayton, son Tony Wade and spouse Charlie Hicks, daughter Susan Bradley, and daughter Maryanne and spouse Mike Bradley, and 7 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, all of Wilmington. He is survived by his brothers John P. Wade and Stephen P. Wade, both of Florida, and sister Eunice Shotwell, of Roxboro, NC.

He retired from the City of Wilmington in the Sanitation Department with 34 years of service. He continued working with Parks and Recreation at Greenfield Park until his death. Because of his love for life, he was an avid bicyclist and outdoorsman.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5 to 6 pm Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation , and where a memorial service will be conducted 11 am Monday in the Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Hospice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910)791.9099


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  • April 23, 2011
    Elizabeth Bradley says:
    Words cannot even express how wonderful a man you were. You were the best grandpa that I could ever ask for and I thank you for that. I will never forget the many life lessons that I have learned from you. You will be missed and I will think about your smile daily. I love you always and I can't wait to see you in heaven! Love, Elizabeth <3

  • April 24, 2011
    Betty Oxendine says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Ms Liz. Love you

  • April 25, 2011
    John Shannon says:
    I wish to send my condolences to the family of Bill Wade. I had the chance to meet Mr. Wade while I was in Greenfield Lake Park, he was a very pleasant man, he always had a good word for everyone he met in the park and he always worked hard at what he did in GreenField Lake Park. I am sorry for you loss. Sincerely, John Shannon