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Gerald L. Wade

October 19, 1931 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 88)


Gerald L. Wade, age 88 of Bremen, died on Oct 29, 2019 at the Pickering House. He was born to the late Harley and Elizabeth Wall Wade on Oct 19, 1931 in Lawrence Co. Ohio.  He served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He was an elementary teacher in Glouster, Carroll, Bloom Carroll, Logan, and retired from Fairfield Union Schools.  He loved sports and was a Jr. High boys basketball, baseball, and girls volleyball coach.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and will be greatly be missed by all who knew him.       

He is survived by his loving wife, Joan A. Wade; children, Bettie Jo (John) Kennedy and Jerry Lee (Sally) Wade, grandchildren, Chris (Kelley) Kennedy, Kyle (Meredith)  Kennedy, Lauren (Bryce) Thompson and Jillian Wade; great grandchildren, Joseph and Andrew Kennedy; sister-in-law, Doris Wade; and several nieces and nephews.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Robert and Richard Wade. 

A funeral service will take place on Monday Nov 4th, at 1PM at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster.   The Lancaster Vet. Burial detail will have military honors following the service at Floral Hills Memory Gardens.  Family and friends may call from 2PM until 5PM on Sunday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers a generous donation may be made to the FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, OH 43130.  Online condolences can be made at  

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November 3, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Frank E. Smith Funeral Home & Crematory
405 North Columbus Street
Lancaster, OH 43130

Funeral Service
November 4, 2019

1:00 PM
Frank E Smith Funeral Home
405 N Columbus St
Lancaster, OH 43130-3034

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