Robert Bryant Wade

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Robert Bryant Wade, 18, of Bogart, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018.

Born in Athens, Mr. Wade was a son of Phillip Darrell Wade and Crystal Joyce Smart Wade. He worked as a cashier for Golden Pantry and loved dirt track racing and motorcycles. Bryant was a true country boy. He loved living life, made everyone around him happy and was always smiling.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include maternal grandmother, Peggy Morrow; maternal grandfather, Roger Smart; step-grandmother, Rose Smart; paternal grandparents, Robert and Gloria Wade; brothers, R.J. Wade, Russell Wade and Kaiden Wade; sisters, Makayla Wade and Kenslie Wade.

The family will receive friends Friday, June 8 from 5-8 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with Revs. Ed Strickland and Larry Davison officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

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Morgan Shelnutt

June 11, 2018

I know bryant and his parents might not remeber me cause i haven't seen them in forever but i am kim hammonds daughter anyways bryant was a amazing sweet boy i remeber him chasing me when we played tag and he would swing on the wooden swing on the front porch with me he was so nice and always brightened up my day i know your watching over me and i just wanna say thanks for making my life amazing i miss u so much bud and i miss your family save me a spot up there please i love you R.I.P BRYANT💙

Genny McDaniel

June 9, 2018

Bryant where do i begin? A few years ago when me and my family moved to the trailerhood and we were the new people you and ur dad and brothers made it easier to adapt to a new family. You guys were never strangers and took all of us from day 1. Ur smile was unforgettable and if we needed anything and we called upon u you were there right away. Ill never forget all the times u gave me a ride at the last minute. Even though sometimes u skeered me to death and u done it on purpose i loved riding with u in ur jeep it was so much fun... My girls loved u like a brother and if anybody messed with them then they messed with u too... Thank u for being there and always being a friend. U loved the water about as much as u loved the mud if not more. Never imagined it would be what took u from us. But u went being a hero and doing something u loved. Bryant this still seems so unreal and i just cant stop thinking that one of my girls if not both of them couldve been with u that day. I pray things were different but GOD HAS A BIGGER BETTER PLAN FOR U UP THERE WITH HIM. U WILL FOREVER BE OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL. FLY HIGH BRYANT WADE. KNOW U R LOVED AND MISSED SO DEARLY...R.I.P MY FRIEND...TILL WE MEET AGAIN...COULD BE SOON...KEEP THAT SMILE ON UR FACE I CANT WAIT TO C IT AGAIN...REST IN PARADISE BRYANT...

Sandra Nash

June 8, 2018

I had the honor of teaching Bryant as a freshman at North Oconee High School. He was a delightful young man from the very beginning. His engaging smile lit up the classroom, and even after the semester was over, he would stop by my room from time to time just to talk. Bryant was a special young man, and all who knew him we’re blessed by his presence. May God comfort his family and friends as they adjust to the “new normal”. Grief is a hard road to walk.

Angie Barnett

June 8, 2018

I've never met Bryant, but he was my daughters first boyfriend but after they broke up they became best friends. Been praying since day one and will continue to pray for Bryant's family. RIP sweet guy.

Lee Anne Abney

June 8, 2018

I taught Bryant at NOHS and will never forget his gentle and kind manner. I have been praying for both families during this terrible week, and I will continue to do so. May the Holy Spirit do what I can not do and bring you peace. He will be missed.

Nelli-Jeanne Lucus

June 8, 2018

I met Bryant when I moved to Oconee back in 2011. He was a warm and welcoming face, there to offer a helping hand and to be one of the first friends I had here. Through the years, he always greeted me in the school halls, in public, and put a smile on my face with a little laughter. Through thick and thin, he was always there to be the most compassionate friend he could be. I will never forget his sweet, smiling face.

Brittany Linton

June 7, 2018

I first met Bryant when I moved to bogart GA 4 years ago, he was a wild one he loved his jeep, his truck and the mud. He was always smiling even when he came home spinning tires lol. Darrell I’m so very sorry for your loss and Bryant fly high, you was an amazing young man and one day we will see you again, hopefully you will still have that beautiful smile.

Rebecca Lowe

June 7, 2018

I knew Bryant through the Reid family. He was a sweet wonderful young man. I know my grandbaby Courtney loved you so much Bryant you will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with the Wade Family.

Gone But Not Forgotten. Now dancing in the streets of gold in Heaven. Another Angel Jesus needed to have to watch over us with love.

Jamie Wilson

June 7, 2018

Myself and my family first met Bryant and his mom dad and brothers at the time at my very first race! I believe it was southern nationals. He was so enamored by the dragsters and seeing his little face light up will always be in my memories! We moved away but still stayed in touch and they all came to my daughters bday party and attended a few more races with us. We watched him grow up from a distance through pictures on social media and phone conversations. He was such a sweet person! Will always be in our hearts and memories. Our love and our prayers go out to all his family! We love you all
The Wilson Family

LeShann Sells (Doig)

June 7, 2018

I was Bryant's 3rd grade paraprofessional. I can remember his kind heart, both with me and with the other children. I am so sorry for your family and for the community for the loss of such a wonderful young man. Such a tragedy. Thank you Bryant for the impact you made on my life and on the lives of so many others.