Owen Funeral Home

12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA


Kenneth Clyde Wade

December 22, 1950March 21, 2020

Kenneth Clyde Wade, 69, of Cartersville, passed away on March 21, 2020, at Kennestone Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Cartersville, Georgia, on December 22, 1950, and raised in Emerson, Ken was the son of the late Rev. Clyde Wade and the late Mary Lou Wade. A graduate of Cass High School and a U.S. Army veteran, Ken was in the textile and apparel business for many years, and also worked in multiple capacities for the Booth Western Art Museum. Before and after retirement, Ken bought and sold antiques and enjoyed nothing more than road trips to find hidden treasures. A long-time member of Rowland Springs Baptist Church, Ken was one of those rare individuals who never met a stranger and practiced his faith through countless acts of friendship and charity, in ways large and small. He leaves a wealth of memories of his kindness, his sense of humor, and his never-ending support of his family and friends. Ken is survived by his wife, Pat Wade, and by two children, Dawn Wilson (Ed Kilgore) of Monterey, California and Adam (Conilia) Wade of Cartersville; three grandchildren, Carsyn, Colton and Kynlee Wade; two sisters, Sandra (Bob) McMillan and Wanda (Jim) Hodge; and many extended family members and friends. The family plans to hold a memorial service for Ken at a later date as conditions allow for a celebration of his life in which all may participate. Memorial donations may be made to the Rowland Springs Baptist Church Benevolence Fund for support of families suffering from the current health crisis. Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.


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Woodstock Antiques

March 31, 2020

Our shoppe will never be the same without this wonderful man! “Big Ken” was a joy to everyone and a dear friend to us. His big spirit was one of comfort. We are truly heartbroken. His passion for the search of that next great antique treasure made him one of the best “junkin” vendors in the business. We are grateful God allowed us the opportunity to know him. He will always have a special place in our hearts. Go rest high big guy!
We will miss you...
Suzie & Kimberly

john morris

March 31, 2020

Ken was one of a kind and will be missed. My condolences to Pat and the family.

Barbara Summey

March 30, 2020

Pat , I am so sorry of Ken passing: Thanks for all the hugs you share with me: Love Barbara Summey

Dee Blankenship

March 30, 2020

I always looked forward to seeing Ken, Pat, Barbara and Lamar when returning back to GA and pit stopping at Rowland Springs Baptist. These four always showered my family with love and encouraging words. Ken was such a gentle giant and really made a big impression on Billy and Jessika. His beautiful smile will be surely missed. It's just not going to be the same. Heaven has gained a real gem of a man! Know we love you Mrs. Pat and family. You are in our prayers. The Blankenships

Lamar Pendley

March 29, 2020

I was sad and shocked to hear of my Friend Kens Passing. We all grew up in Emerson. Life will be changed but we will get through it together. I cherish those memories and there are a lot of them. Mine and Melody’ s prayers are with the entire Family. God bless. Rest In peace my good friend until we meet again.

Don & Gail Fortenberry

March 27, 2020

Pat and Family,
We were so sad to hear about Ken. He was always so kind and enjoyable to be around. I'm sure y'all are going through some tough times right now and wish I could see could see you in person. We will see you when the all clear is given. God bless all of you.

Bruce Lindler

March 27, 2020

I have many good memories of working with Ken at the Booth. He was a swell guy and a real people person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My deepest sympathies to you - Pat, Adam, Conilia and the other family members.

Doc Griffin

March 26, 2020

Ken was a great partner to the cowboys that gathered at the booth Museum. He was a good friend.

Sherry Jarrett

March 26, 2020

Pat, I have known you and your family all of my life but only met Ken 20 years ago. We met, as I believe you know, because of our mutual interest in antiques. He will be missed by this community. I want to convey my deepest sympathy for your entire family. I pray God will give you the strength you need in the coming days.

Sherry Jarrett

Sue Tucker

March 25, 2020

Pat I know exactly how you feel right now and I’m praying for you daily that God eases the pain and magnifies the good memories. I love you. Ken was one of the best men I ever knew. A gentle Giant 💕