James E. Wade

August  11th, 1937 June  8th, 2024
Memphis, Tennessee, Valrico, Florida
James E. Wade

"And he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more.  The former things have passed away. "
- Revelation 3:4 -


James E. Wade, born on August 11, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2024, at the age of 86 in Brandon, Florida. He was the youngest son of Walter Edmond Wade, Sr. and Rachel Ellen Cowan. A longtime resident of Memphis and the surrounding area, Jim is survived by his loving spouse, Anita Kay (Foster) Wade, and his two sons, Mark Wade and Jason (Jay) Wade, as well as five grandchildren, Savanna, Evan, Matthew, Ella, and Lillian. He is also survived by one older brother, Jonny.

Known as Jimmy to his many brothers and sisters, he was the youngest of ten. He also enjoyed spending time with his nephews, who were close to his own age. Jim grew up in Memphis.  After graduating in 1958, Jim enlisted in the Air Force, and enjoyed traveling to many exciting places, including London, Paris, and West Germany.

After getting married to Anita Foster in 1967, Jim worked hard to support his family, spending many years in the food industry, including at Sugar Services and at Cargill Corn Milling, both located in Memphis. Jim also enjoyed working on houses, having built or remodeled four of his homes over the years.

After retirement, he and Anita enjoyed working in their garden, and traveling to visit family, many who have moved away from Memphis over the years.  In October of 2023, Jim and Anita moved to Valrico, Florida to be closer to family.

Jim's family misses him dearly and his welcoming smile and crazy laugh. They look forward to seeing him again when Almighty God fulfills his promised Resurrection.


August 11th
Born in Memphis
Jim was the youngest of ten children, including one half brother.
Memphis, Tennessee 
Graduation from Humes High School
Jim was in the ROTC, and joined the Air Force after graduation.
Memphis, Tennessee 
United States Air Force
Jim is in the Air Force for eight years, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He is stationed in Seneca, NY, San Antonio, TX, and Ramstein, Germany.
February 3rd
Jim gets married to Anita Foster.
Memphis, Tennessee
November 28th
Birth of Mark
His oldest son Mark is born.
Memphis, Tennessee
June 17th
Birth of Jason
Youngest son Jay is born.
Memphis, Tennessee
February 28th
Becomes a Grandparent 
Becomes a grandfather for the first time, when Mark welcomes daughter Savanna.
January 28th
First Grandson is born
Mark welcomes son Evan
May 5th
Second Grandson is born
Jay welcomes his first child, Matthew
December 5th
Second Granddaughter is born
Mark has a second daughter, Ella
September 9th
Third Granddaughter is born
Jay as a second child, daughter Lillian
August 4th
50 years Together
Jim and Anita celebrate their 50th anniversary with family
October 11th
Move to Florida
Jim and Anita move to Florida
Valrico, FL
June 8th
Jim Wade passes away.
After a sudden illness, Jim passes away at 86 years of age
Brandon, FL


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