James Marion Wade, 70, Holden, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, of a heart attack.
Funeral services will be at Williams Funeral Chapel, 609 E. 10th St., Holden, at noon Wednesday. Visitation will be from 1 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at LaHarpe Cemetery in LaHarpe.
Jim was born in Iola, to Arnold and Regnelda (Schermer) Wade on Dec. 5, 1943. He went to LaHarpe High School, and graduated in 1961. He worked as an insulator journeyman for Kansas City Power and Light for 23 years. He and his wife, Donna, have resided near Holden since 2000.
Jim was a kind and joyful man who demonstrated his passion for God, family and friends in the gracious way he lived his life. Jim enjoyed playing cards, roller skating, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Jim was an active member of First Baptist Church in Holden.
Jim is survived by his wife; son, Michael, Ottawa; daughter, Kristina Grayson and her husband, Glenn, Providence Forge, Va.; Donna’s son, Michael Webb and his wife, Jodi, South Pasadena, Calif.; Donna’s daughter, Jennifer Jenkins and her husband, Chris, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; grandchildren, Katie Wade, Gavin Wade, Clara Grayson, Conner Grayson, Corbin Grayson, Noah Jenkins and Parker Jenkins; his three sisters, Patricia Riebel, and her husband, Dale, Humboldt, Loretta Fretz, Dalhart, Texas, and Cindy Brooks, Munising, Mich.; his brother, Terry Wade and his wife, Nellie, Lawrence; and his numerous loving cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Jim is preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Kenneth Wade.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Holden. Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.
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