WEST PEORIA - George W. Wade Jr., 85, of West Peoria passed away at 2:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe.
George was born Jan. 4, 1929, in Chicago to George W. Sr. and Margaret (Schmitt) Wade. He married Jane A. Lupton on Feb. 3, 1951, in Chicago. She preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 2009.
He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nancy; and son-in-law, Carlis "Ray" Benefield.
He is survived by four children, Irene McClimans of Tampa, Fla., William G. (Lisa) Wade of Dunlap, Susan Benefield of Chillicothe and Kathleen (Charles "Jay") Eyster of Peoria; 10 grandchildren, Corrie Magee, Shawn Hawkins, Fredrick McClimons Jr., Tyson McClimons, Memori Jane McClimans, Chas Eyster, Brittany Eyster, Jacob Wade, Joshua Wade and Jason Wade; one great-granddaughter, Alexis Magee; and one sister, Eleanor Wixted of Tampa, Fla.
George was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War.
He later was an executive accountant for Foster & Gallagher, where he worked for 37 years, until his retirement.
He was a member of Timberlake Country Club.
Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at St. Mark Catholic Church. Msgr. Brian Brownsey will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon. com.