THOMSON, Ga. - Rev. Robert E. (Bob) Wade passed away at his residence on Nov. 26, 2003.
Rev. Wade had pastored churches in Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia. He had lived in Thomson for the past 15 years where he served as Director of Missions for the Hephzibah and Kilpatrick Baptist Associations for nine years.
After retiring as Director of Missions, he served as pastor of Raysville Baptist Church for five years. Rev. Wade was a graduate of Auburn University and Southern Seminary. He was honored by Raysville Church in June, 2002, for 50 years of continuous service as a Minister of the Gospel. For a period of three years, he taught courses for Samford University Extensions Division in Birmingham, Ala. He has held many offices in the State and Associations where he has pastored.
He was presently a member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Committee on Committees for the Georgia Baptist Convention. He had traveled to Africa, Panama, the Republic of Georgia and London on Mission Teams plus leading mission teams in several states.
In addition to his wife, Mary Trotter, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law; Steve and Debra of Warner Robins, Ga., John and Dianne of Cincinnati, OH, and Mike and Stephanie of Lafayette, Ga. Additional survivors include seven grandchildren, John Thad, John Robert, Craig, Joshua, Kaylyn and Mary Kathryn; one brother and sister-in-law, Larkin and Pat Wade; Auburn, Ala.; two sisters, Jane Lewis of Tallahassee, Fla. and Nell Marshall of Midwest City, Okla.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. James C. Elder officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery.
Honorary Pallbearers were the Ministers of the Hephzibah and Kilpatrick Baptist Association.
Pallbearers were John Robert Wade, Craig Wade, Joshua Wade, Edward Benson.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd. Augusta , Ga. 30904 or Raysville Baptist Church, 5264 Lincolnton Hwy. Thomson, Ga. 30824.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.