Wade H DuBose Jr., 82, of Fort Worth passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Beaumont.|
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, with the Rev. Stephen McCrate officiating. Interment and an additional memorial service: Will be held at a later date in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
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He was born June 2, 1930, in Nacogdoches. One of his favorite pastimes while growing up was playing baseball. He turned that passion into his first career, playing with the semi-professional baseball team The Houston Buffaloes, until an injury that sidelined him.
He then joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served his country proudly with the military police.
After the Marine Corps, he settled into what became his life's work, being in the newspaper business. He started as a driver in the service department at the Houston Post. From there he went on to the layout department for 12 years. He later worked at the Port Arthur News before moving to Fort Worth and retired as an advertising executive with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He excelled at his work -- a born salesman with the gift for gab. A true Southern Gentleman.
Wade was a member of the Julian Feild Lodge #908, 32nd-degree Mason, Scottish Rite and Shriners, past president and past deputy district governor of Lions Club. He was on the board of directors of Tuberculosis Association and was involved with the Camp Fire Girls and the Boy Scouts of America.
Wade was preceded in death by his parents, John "Slim" and Oda Lee "Kitty" Baty; and his son-in-law, Aaron Dupuis.
Survivors: Daughters, Terry Hampton and husband, Jon, of Port Arthur, Karen Dupuis of Port Arthur, Jamie DuBose and son, Garrett Romo, of Fort Worth and Carla Haberzettle and husband Terry of Keller; grandchildren, Keith Dupuis, Jordan Dupuis and wife, Laura, Scott Hampton, Todd Hampton and Chelsie, Callie and Tyler Haberzettle; great-grandchild, Aaron Hampton; and close friends, Virginia Seymour and Kester Conrad.
Published in Star-Telegram on December 11, 2012