Freddie Harman Wade


Freddie Wade

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Freddie Harman Wade, 84, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Sunday, July 10, at Carmel Hills Living Center in Independence.

Freddie Wade
Freddie Wade

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Lowry officiating. Interment will follow in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Michael, Adam, Jason and Jeremy Wade, Christopher Knox, and Sam Medlin. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Smoot and Trae Rissinger. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Freddie was born July 20, 1931, in Waverly, the son of Otto Elise and Veda (Wilson) Wade.
He and Goldie Dunkel were united in marriage on March 15, 1952, in Waverly.
Freddie worked for Ford in Higginsville at Zeims Grother for 19 years. Later he farmed and owned his own shop, Wade’s Body Shop, where he worked until he retired.
Freddie was a member of a CB club, and was known by his handle, “Bodyman.” He always enjoyed getting on his CB at night and visiting with all of his friends on the radio.
Freddie is survived by his wife, Goldie, of the home; three sons, Sammy Wade and wife, Robin, of Warrensburg; Freddie Wade and wife, Melody, of Higginsville; and James Wade and wife, Wendy, of Odessa; three daughters, Veda Knox and husband, Ronnie, of Warrensburg; Myrna Wessler and husband, Bryan, of Warsaw; and Erma Jack and husband, Larry, of Odessa; a brother, Leon Wade and wife, Myrna, of Higginsville; and 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Elzie Dee Wade; and a sister, Erma Jo Gossage.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Ascend Hopsice, Carmel Hills Living Center, and the VA with all checks made payable to Goldie Wade and left in care of the funeral home.