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Obituary for Mr. R.C. Wade

February 11, 1925 - October 14, 2017
Easley, South Carolina | Age 92

Devoted Christian, husband, father and grandfather.

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R.C. Wade
Easley

Mr. R.C. Wade, 92, husband of the late Sara Elizabeth Dacus Wade, went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Born in Pickens County, a son of the late Hampton Henry and Bessie Hayes Wade, Mr. Wade was the retired owner and operator of Wade Wood Works and also a retired builder. As a current member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church and a former member of Jones Avenue Baptist Church, Mr. Wade served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and other numerous positions in the church. Known to his family as Papa, he was a devoted Christian, husband, father and grandfather. He was a life-long member of Gideons International and a decorated US Navy Veteran having served during WWII in the Pacific Theater.

Surviving are a daughter, Sheila Wade Gibson and husband, Jerry; and two sons, Phillip C. Wade and Wyatt H. Wade and wife, Teresa all of Easley; a brother, David Wade (Edith) of Pickens; two sisters, Azalee Peace and Nannie Alexander, both of Greenville; six grandchildren, Billy Gibson (Joy), Brian Gibson (Susan), Stacey Brooks (Todd), Reverend Dr. Steven P. Wade (Jenny), Jason Wade (Mallory) and Jessica Sumney (Jimmy); sixteen great-grandchildren, Katie, Leanna, Caroline and Griffin Gibson; Wade (Darion), Aaron, Jacob, Alaina, Sydney and Maddie Brooks; Caleb, Sarah, Lydia and Anna Wade; and Drew and Nate Sumney. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Wade was predeceased by three brothers, Wilton, Burns and Coy Wade; and two great-granddaughters, Carlie Lynn Brooks and Ashlyn Rebekkah Brooks.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Monday, October 16, 2017 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown with Rev. Dr. Steven P. Wade and Rev. Dr. Jim Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 12:45 PM Monday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Family members are at their respective homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Children's Home, 117 Drummond Lane, Pickens, SC 29671, or to Gideons International by visiting their website at www2.gideons.org.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Easley, which is assisting the family.

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  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Children's Home, 117 Drummond Lane, Pickens, SC 29671, or to Gideons International by visiting their website at www2.gideons.org.

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