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WILCOE ? Russell M. "Poncho" Wade, age 63 of Wilcoe, WV, peacefully departed this life on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Welch Community Hospital.
He was born September 8, 1953 in Welch, and the son of the late James R. and Elizabeth Wade. He was a life long resident of Wilcoe and a member of the First Baptist Church. He graduated from Gary High School, was employed at U.S. Steel coal mines and last employed at Goodson's Supermarket. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bulls fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.
He leaves many cherished memories to his devoted siblings: Robert D. Wade of Gary, Alphonso L. Wade of Bluefield, Keith O. and wife, Seaondra Wade and Marilyn "Celeta" and husband, Dennis Harris both of Charleston, Cornell D. and wife, Jennifer Wade of White Plains, MD, Amelda D. and husband, Marvin Johnson and Verona Wade both of Chicago, IL; one aunt, Elizabeth Nance of Chicago and a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces; many cousins and friends.
Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Wilcoe, with the Bishop James Willie France eulogist and the Reverends: David Cooper, Harold Calloway and James Green assisting. Entombment will follow in Restlawn Mausoleum on Rt. 20, Littlesburg Road in Bluewell, WV.
Pallbearers his brothers, nephews and friends.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.,
Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch.
Published on January 19, 2017
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