WOOSTER – R Richard Dick WADE, 77, of Wooster, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at his home.
He was born May 11, 1936 in West Liberty, the son of Raldo H and Mary Ricketts Wade. He married Jane McCracken on August 22, 1954. She survives.Dick, an only child, was born and raised in Logan County, Ohio where he grew up dairy farming. He moved on to agriculturial sales with Central Soya Co. (Master Mix) ultimately starting his own sales and production companies specializing in veal. Dick enjoyed quarter horses and spending time with his family, always following the many activities his children and grandchildren participated in.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Steve (Rita) Wade of Colorado, Rick (Kathy) Wade and Melissa Wade Augustine both of Wooster; grandchildren, Rick (Kari) Wade of New Jersey, Sean (Laura) Wade of Dayton, Matt Wade of Wooster, Dan Wade of Norfolk, Virginia, Nick Augustine of Columbus, Brienne (Rick) Stotts of Colorado, John Wade of Colorado and Jessica (Rick) Milasky of Illinois; great-grandchildren, Parker and Carter Milasky, Emma Wade and Lyla Gaines who is loved like a great-granddaughter.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Rachel Wade.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 6-8:00 pm.
Services will be held Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Church of the Saviour, 480 Fry Rd., Wooster with the Rev. Jerry Durham officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Those who wish may make contributions to LifeCare Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
LifeCare Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the Church of the Saviour, 480 Fry Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 6-8:00 pm at the funeral home