09/14/11 — RAND W. WADE SR.

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March 12, 1929-Sept. 12, 2011

SNOW HILL -- Mr. Rand Winston Wade Sr., 82, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 12, 2011, at his residence.

A native of Greene County, he was born March 12, 1929, the son of Giles Rand Wade and Blanche Sugg Wade.

He was the founder of Rand Wade Oil Co., a member of Hull Road Original Free Will Baptist Church, and a master mason in Radiance Lodge 132.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hull Road Original Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Leon Grubbs officiating. Interment will immediately follow at the Snow Hill Cemetery.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade was preceded in death by a sister, Florine Wade Hardy.

His surviving family includes his wife, Carol Pippin Wade of the home; sons, Rand W. Wade Jr. and wife, Becky, and Jeffrey R. Wade and wife, Betty Jo, all of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Beth Wade of Greenville, Giles Wade, Rebecca Wade and Will Wade all of Snow Hill; great-granddaughters, Calyn and Mary Faith; his siblings, Hilda Stadiem of Kinston, Maxine Barrow of Goldsboro, Janet Cunningham of LaGrange, Carol Blanche Wainwright and husband, Ralph, of Stantonsburg and Alvin Wade and wife, Janice, of Cary; and a special caregiver, B.J. Anglero.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service, and other times at the home, 980 Thomas Sugg Road, Snow Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rand and Carol Wade Family Endowment, c/o Mount Olive College, 634 Henderson St., Mount Olive, N.C., 28365, or Hull Road Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3984 Hull Road, Snow Hill, N.C., 28580.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylor-tyson.com.


Published in Obituaries on September 14, 2011 1:51 PM