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John Wade

John Isom Wade Sr.

Sunday, June 6th, 1943 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Obituary

John Isom Wade, Sr., 76, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Spectrum Lakeland Health. A celebration of home going graveside service will take place on Friday, June 5 at 11 AM at Crystal Springs Cemetery in Benton Harbor. Friends may visit with the family Thursday, June 4, from 5 PM until 8 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. To allow for proper social distancing there will be a limit of the number of people that will be allowed in the funeral home at a time. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Memorial AME Church. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

John was born on June 6, 1943, in Trenton, TN, to Deloach, Sr. & Lelar (White) Wade. He graduated from Rosenwald High School in 1961. On April 15, 1965, John married the love of his life, Beulah Robertson, in Benton Harbor. John began working in the field of auto specialties before he transitioned to working with Benton Harbor Area Schools as a school bus driver. After many years with the school district, John changed careers and began working at Bosch as an Iron Pourer. He worked there for over 25 years before he retired.

John was a proud member of The King Darius Masonic Lodge and Union Memorial AME Church, where he also sang in the men’s chorus. John also enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing cards and singing karaoke. Most of all, John loved spending time with his family. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchild meant the world to him, especially his great-granddaughter Peyton Naomi, they were the best of friends.

John is survived by his loving wife, Beulah; children, Latonyia, John, Jr., Matthew (Lateka), Gideon Wade and Olivia (Timothy) Nichols; grandchildren, Simeon, AnTonyia, Lydia and Monica Wade; great-granddaughter, Peyton Naomi Thompson; siblings, William (Aretha) Wade, Vera Threatt, Vernon (Mary) Wade, and Silvia Lawson; sister-in-law, May Wade; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Deloach Sr. & Lelar Wade; children, Naaman and James Wade; and siblings, Ruby Ruffin, Deloach, Jr., Arzie and Oliver Wade.


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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    To allow for proper social distancing there will be a limit of the number of people that will be allowed in the funeral home at a time.
  • Service

    Friday, June 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, June 5th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Crystal Springs Cemetery
    Address
    1655 E. Napier Ave.
    Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Memorial contributions may be made to Union Memorial AME Church.
  • Interment

    Location
    Crystal Springs Cemetery
    Address
    1655 E. Napier Ave.
    Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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CHARLIE FULLER

Posted at 07:52am
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY JOHN WILL BE MISSED
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John Holmes

Posted at 01:16pm
Condolences to the Wade Family. I will miss you dearly Bro. Wade, as I learned so much from you, both on fellow of the craft level and thru our time working at Bosch together.
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Josephine Smith

Posted at 12:10pm
With heartfelt sympathy to the Wade family during this transitional time.

Patrick Clark

Posted at 10:15pm
I remember when mr. JOHN always sing at karoake at czars and babes lounge. He had a great voice. You will be missed from everyone.
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Sonya

Posted at 12:10pm
KLEEK KLEEK UNCLE JOHN ALL THE WAY FROM LOS ANGELES CALIF
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