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Mr. James Daniel Wade “Dick,” a resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, at the age of 90.  He was born April 22, 1927 at Kent, Alabama.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 21, 2017, at 10:00 AM from Jeffcoat Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Derek Gentle officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Wade is survived by his wife of 70 years, Anita Emfinger Wade; three sons; Mark Wade (Carolyn), Austin Wade (Linda) and Stan Wade (Rena); his seven grandchildren, Tyler McCollum, Jessica Luhar (Rushi), Jonathan Wade, Stacey Wade, Jay Wade, Dallas Wade and Tara Harper Lowe; his four great grandchildren, Jonny Wade, L.J. Lowe, Ryder Lowe, Savannah Lowe and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wade;  his sister, Mrs. Mondean Gentry; brothers, Eddie Lewis and Charles Ray Wade.

Dick served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.  He spent 48 years in Law Enforcement, starting in Tallassee for two years in the 50’s, then retired from the Montgomery Police Department as Detective. He also worked as an Elmore County Deputy Sheriff for several years.  He then retired from the State of Alabama as Investigator.  He also worked as Security for the Legislature for eight years.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a friend to many in Tallassee, Montgomery and Eclectic.

The family will receive friends Sunday, August 20, 2017, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Jeffcoat Funeral Home.     

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Boys and Girls Ranches of Alabama at P.O. Box 240009, Montgomery, Alabama, 36124.

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Jeffcoat Funeral Home Directing - Tallassee, Alabama