Don  Wade


FAIRMOUNT - Don Wade, 83, of Fairmount, passed away at 7:06 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2019, at his home.
He was born March 4, 1936, in Woodland, Ill., to Owen and Bonnie Mae Clester Wade.
Don married Shirley Parks, and they later divorced.
Survivors include three sons, David (Kelly) Wade of Bloomington, Ill., Rick (Crystal) Wade of Westville, Ill., and Steven Wade of Fairmount; a daughter, Diana Davis of Tilton; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters.
Don worked for over 30 years for Material Service in Fairmount.
He enjoyed gambling and playing the machines, especially at Julee's. He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar in his earlier years. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union, and enjoyed patrolling Fairmount, and especially loved his dog Billy.
Funeral services: 10 a.m. Friday at Robison Chapel in Catlin. Rev. Matt Filicsky to officiate. Burial in GAR Cemetery at Homer. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Robison Chapel.
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Published on August 13, 2019
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7 posts

Tina Davis
Aug 15, 2019
Been a lifetime family member. All the family are in my thoughts and prays. So sorry for your loss.
Darrell Heath
Aug 14, 2019
Sorry for your loss Prayers for family and friends .Don will be missed by all who knew him.
Sue and Rick Juvinall
Aug 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Don will be missed, he was such a good neighbor. We will miss him driving by and waving Rest In Peace, Gone but Never Forgotten
Paula Hebert Hall
Aug 14, 2019
Uncle Stringbean was a real whippersnapper R.I.P.
Joy Stewart
Aug 14, 2019
I remember many funny stories that would make me laugh and cheer me up. He always had a smile on his face. And when he spoke to others he always conveyed the love for his children and Shirley.
Chuck and Donna Tomaw
Aug 14, 2019
Don was an awesome neighbor. We will miss him patrolling the town. I will miss running into him at Caseys.
Kim coon
Aug 14, 2019
Don and Bill coon were good friends fight one day and both forget the next. Now they are in heaven having a great time