Henry Grady Wade Jr.
January 5, 1923 – August 28, 2019
Henry Grady Wade, Jr., age 96, passed away at home in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 28, 2019. Born on January 5, 1923 in Lincoln County, Tennessee to Henry Grady Wade and Mary Lurlene Crick Wade. He served as an officer in the US Navy during World War II from 1943 -1946 and served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1951-1952. Henry attended the University of Tennessee where he met his wife, Lillian Stephenson. Henry was graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1948. He was employed by New Jersey Bell Telephone Company and also served as Executive Vice President of Highland Telephone Company in Monroe, New York. After retirement, Henry and Lillian moved to Greeneville, Tennessee where they lived for 31 years, first on a farm on Allens Bridge Rd. and later on Magnolia Drive. Raised on a farm, Henry loved the outdoors and farmed or gardened his entire life. He dearly loved his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had a kind and generous spirit. He was a quiet, deeply spiritual, humble man. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas E. Wade; sisters, Martha Jean Williams and Marilyn Parker; and brother, Charles W. Wade. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 72 years, Lillian Stephenson Wade; daughters Rebecca Wade (husband, Jake Hudson) and Carolyn E. Wade; grandsons Andrew W. Hudson (wife Sheena Whittaker), Thomas S. Hooper and Charles S. Hooper; great-granddaughters, Neila and Darby Hudson, all live in Knoxville. A graveside service will be held in Greeneville, TN at a later date.
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Henry Grady Wade Jr.
September 4, 2019
You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of Henry's passing. Over the years, I so enjoyed my little time with you. Your devotion to Henry and your family was always apparent. During this darkest time of your life, never doubt the positive, gracious light you spread. Much love, Velma
September 3, 2019
Dear Lillian, I am so, so sorry about your Henry. May God bless and comfort you during this time. Alta Cunningham