Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA


Ronald Leslie Wade

December 30, 1928September 28, 2019

Ronald Leslie Wade, 90, of Montross passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Mr. Wade emmigrated from Britain in 1978 and made Virginia his adopted home. He was a WW II veteran of the Royal Engineers. Ron, a Fellow of the Royal Horticulture Society, was an expert Horticulturalist who specialized in 18th Century Gardens, spending many years at Stratford Hall restoring the gardens to the way they were during Lee’s time. Other hobbies included wine and beer making and he was an avid reader. Mr. Wade was also an ardent fan of the Tottenham Hotspur football club.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; his sons, Les, Steve (Kelly), and John (Carolyn); his grandchildren, Liam Wade, and Kim Hardwick (Corey); and his great-grandchildren, Elliot, Avery, and Marlowe Hardwick.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Beatrice Wade; and his first wife, Florence.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11am on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, Va. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, Fredericksburg, Va.


  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Interment Monday, September 30, 2019


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Leigh Turner

September 30, 2019

I didn't get to see Uncle Ron as much as I'd have liked as we are in the UK, but whenever he visited I loved spending time with him and listening to him. Rest in peace Uncle Ron- don't get in to too much mischief with Nan (Eileen) xx

Sam Lutz

September 29, 2019

I remember Uncle Ron as being a kind man who was full of great stories. He knew lots about absolutely everything! Rest in peace Uncle Ron from Sammy.

Owen and Allyson Hofer

September 28, 2019

We did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Wade, but he sounds like a “man after our own hearts”; we are Gardeners, too, and enjoy volunteering with his daughter-in-law with a gardening class at a local elementary school.