William A. McDade

October 26, 1951 - June 6, 2009
William A. McDade


William “Bill” A. McDade, 57 of Carolina Beach passed away June 6, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his father William McDade.

Bill is survived by his mother Dolores McDade, brothers Verne and wife Jennifer, Kenneth and wife Suzanne and John, niece Erin and nephew Justin.

He was a kind and gentle soul who loved the water and living on his sailboat. He had many friends and especially David Tilley and his wife Casey. Bill had many occupations such as steel worker, EMS, and sales. He will be missed by all.

Memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • June 08, 2009
    Joe Grisetti says:
    I have nothing but good memories of Bill. I will remember his hardy laugh, strong hands, and kind heart. You will be missed. My prayers and thoughts go out to Bill's family and friends. Rest in peace.

  • June 09, 2009
    Amy Ward says:
    So sorry to hear about Bill, the family is in my heart and prayers.

  • June 08, 2009
    Sheila Youngblood says:
    Dear McDade Family: I knew Bill through years of working together in EMS. He was such a kind, caring and jolly soul with the most jovial laugh. Although I haven't seen him in about a year, I will miss knowing that he is not physically with us any longer. My deepest sympathy to Bill's family and close friends. He will be missed by many.

  • June 10, 2009
    STEVEN HOLTH says:
    BILL WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND A ADVENTURER OF LIFE. A KIND SOUL WITH A WARM HEART. I WILL MISS SEEING HIM ON HIS BOAT THE ISIS. I WAS FORTUNATE TO WORK WITH HIM IN EMS,AND MORE FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIM AS A FRIEND. I PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY. BIL STOPPED BY AND SPENT A LONG TIME WITH ME TALKING AND JOKING AROUND 1 WEEK BEFORE HIS DEATH. WE PLANNED ON SEEING STAR TREK THE DAY BEFORE HIS DEATH. I AM SURE HE IS TRAVELING THE SKIES AND SMILING DOWN ON US.

  • June 14, 2009
    sue hill neese says:
    just wanted to clarify my typo in the poem. the first giggle should have been wriggle. i still hope Bill enjoyed it!!!!!!!