January 16, 1957 ~ May 9, 2001

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Richard Dale Wade, 44, of 3 Hidden Forest Estates, Candler, died unexpectedly after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at the VA Hospital.

Mr. Wade was a son of the late Justin Eugene Wade. He was a Christian man who served in Viet Nam with the Air Force and worked as a service man for TW & Co.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Bates Wade of Asheville; a daughter, Haley Wade of Asheville; 5 sisters and brothers-in-law, Sherry and Harold Ball of Candler, Lib and Eddie McMahan, Jeannie and Larry McMahan, Sandy and Bobby Brackett and Carrie Rudisell all of Asheville.

Funeral Services will be Friday, May 11, 2001 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Plemmons officiating.

His family will receive friends from 7-8:30 pm Thursday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Helen, We were very sorry to learn of the death of Ricky Dale. We send our love, prayers and sympathy to you and the family.
    Howard, Mary & Alan Candler

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are
    with you at this time. May
    good memories fill the void
    in your lives always.

    Grover and Betty Nelon Rhodes

  3. We were unable to attend the visitation and the funeral as we are in Michigan at the moment. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that we are thinking of you.


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