William Russel Wade

| March 4, 2019

WILLIAM “BILL” RUSSEL WADE, 80, of Emlenton, passed away at his home surrounded by his family after his courageous battle with cancer on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Born in Argentine (Butler Co.) April 6, 1938 to the late Harold Lester and Emma Amelia Ekis Wade.

Bill had a career in construction until he went to work for Quake State Refinery in Emlenton.

He later retired from the Laborers Union 323 Local of Butler.

He was a former member of the U.S. Army Reserves.

Bill was an old car and airplane enthusiast.

He loved taking his grandchildren to airshows as well as numerous car shows, fly-ins, and auto drive-ins.

Bill also enjoyed Blue grass concerts as well as Jamborees with his wife, Judy.

Most importantly, Bill loved his family and spending time with them.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Judy Rose Anderson Wade whom he married on July 9, 1959 in Cumberland, MD. Son, Thomas Russel, Daughter, Tam Rose (Scott) Ferguson. Grandchildren, Holly Rose Wade Royce, Jason Wade, and Russel Ferguson. Great grandchildren, Kayden, Riley, and Madalyn Rose Royce. Sister, Patty Downing as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His lifelong friends, George Saye, Sonny Early, and Gary Young.

Bill was preceded in death by Son, Timothy Allen “Redd” Wade, sisters, Elta “Elsie” Hays, and Carol Garmon. Brothers, Harold “Gin”, Robert “Bob”, and Samuel “Sam”, and Edward Wade. Granddaughter, Callie Wade. Bill was also preceded by his buddy, “Spike” the dog.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 6, from 2-4 and 6-8pm with funeral services following at 8:00PM at H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, 201 S. Washington St. Eau Claire.

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