Jesse Linwood Wade Jr. was a realtor for 40 years at Beverly Homes | Obituary

Jesse Linwood Wade Jr.

The funeral of Jesse Linwood Wade Jr., 85, will be held April 28 at 10 a.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, celebrated by Reverend Randy Riddle, Reverend Arthur Scott and Reverend Watson Gunderson. A funeral service with military honors will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 100 Cherokee Road, Florence.

Mr. Wade passed away peacefully at his home on April 24 in the presence of his loving family.

Born June 4, 1936 in Florence, he was the son of the late Jesse Linwood Wade Sr. and the late Ruth Stanley Wade. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wofford College and was a realtor for 40 years, retiring from Beverly Homes.

Mr. Wade also served in the Army Reserves. He was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and deacon. Mr. Wade was very active in the community and served as Treasurer of the Shriners Pedalers. He was meticulous with his garden and lawn, enjoyed exercising and running 5k marathons, and took great pride in his work. He was a devoted Christian whose faith continued to shine despite illness.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade was predeceased by two brothers, Charlie Wade and Stanley Wade; one sister, Betty Wade Brunson; and her granddaughter, Jennifer Leigh Wade.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Catherine Harrell Wade; his daughters, Stephanie Wade Gardner (Jeffrey Edward Gardner) and Stacey Wade Benton; his grandchildren, Courtney Lynn Gardner, Nicholas Edward Gardner, Elizabeth Grace Gardner, Sami Rain Benton and Jesse “Ace” Benton; his sister-in-law, Sue Nelle Wade; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Alice Wise.

The family will receive friends at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1619 Park View Road, Conway, SC 29526.