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Edwin W. Wade


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Edwin W. Wade

Bridgewater - Edwin William Wade, 98, of Bridgewater, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Bridgewater Home.

He was born in Virginia on January 12, 1920, and was a son of the late James Alexander and Bessie (Cook) Wade.

Ed retired from the National Security Agency of the US Department of Defense in 1971 after 28 years of service. He attended Bryan College. Ed attended Harrisonburg Baptist Church. He exemplified the Christian life with his kindness and smiles for everyone and had a heart of gold. He delighted in serving others unselfishly and volunteered in various capacities in the Bridgewater community.

He was united in marriage on November 16, 1946 to Mary Frances (Rhoades) Wade, who preceded him in death on February 5, 2002.

He is survived by his sister, Ruth Wade Wright, of Bridgewater; eight nieces and nephews, Jimmy Wade, Tommy Wade, Billy Wade, Rodney Wade, C. A. Wade, Beverley VandeWater, Susan Thompson, and Jenny Andes, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James H. Wade, Calvin C. Wade, and Clyde A. Wade, and a sister, Elvira Lou Wade Borden, two nephews, David Borden and Danny Borden.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Lantz Chapel of Bridgewater Retirement Community with Rev. Russ Barb officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Friends may call anytime on Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff at Harmony House at Bridgewater Retirement Community for their compassion and loving care of Ed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Healthcare Foundation, 302 N. Second St., Bridgewater, VA 22812.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.
Published in The News Leader from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13, 2018
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