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