Alvin Wade

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Alvin S. Wade

CHILLICOTHE: Alvin S. Wade, 88, of Chillicothe, died 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the Adena Regional Medical Center following a short illness.

He was born February 23, 1926, in Ross County, to the late Hobart Sr. and Bertha Marie Ogan Wade. On July 6, 1948, in Greenup Co., Kentucky, he married the former Phyllis Jane Peterson who died July 12, 2007.

Surviving are children, Charles (Judy) Wade and Vicki (Richard) Cox, both of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Carrie (Guy Trent) LeMaster and children, Kayla, Morgan, Wade Pauley LeMaster and Shelby Trent, all of Chillicothe, Greg (Cassandra) Wade and children, Emma, Charles and Gabrielle, all of Chillicothe and Lori (Dane) Osborne and daughters, Kirsten and Megan, all of Lenoir City, TN; a sister, Arleen (Jim) Estle, of Hillsboro; a brother, Ralph (Eva) Wade, of Tipp City, OH; a brother-in-law, Monte Monroe, of Lithopolis, OH; and sisters-in-law, Betty Wade, of Heath, OH, Clara Louise Allen, of Dayton, OH, Lois McConahay, of Circleville, OH, Virginia Vest, Judy Blair and Pat Lucas, all of Chillicothe. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law, Roberta (John) Cottrill, Maxine (Albert) Miller and JoAnne Monroe; and brothers, Leo and Hobart, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Jim Allen, Ed McConahay and Charles Vest.

Alvin served in the United States Army during World War II in the 29th Field Artillery Battalion. He was a tank driver and participated in the Rhineland and Eastern Europe campaigns.

Alvin spent many years working at Mead Paper Corporation where he was in the maintenance department, finishing his years as a welder. He retired March 1, 1989 and was a member of U.P.I.U. Local 731.

Alvin enjoyed traveling with his family. Their earliest vacations to Michigan were in a camping trailer that he made. They traveled to many states, seeing many new and different sights. He loved his grandkids and great-grandkids, and would go to sporting and school events to watch them. He always enjoyed having them visit and would keep the refrigerator stocked with juice boxes for them.

Alvin had a workshop in the garage where he made numerous wooden items for family and friends. He was a perfectionist and if he thought the item was not right, he would burn it rather than give it away. He helped make the baptistery for Mt. Tabor Church, where he was a regular attendee.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Adena Regional Medical Center and Traditions of Chillicothe for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Dad and our family during his illness.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Mt. Tabor Community Christian Church with Pastor Rick Hartley officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Circleville AMVETS Post 2256 Honor Guard. Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Mt. Tabor Community Christian Church 6043 Mt. Tabor Road Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

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Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on July 17, 2014
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