Larry Zane Wade
September 10, 1947 – February 3, 2019
Larry Zane Wade, 71, went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2019, surrounded by family. He was a native of Talladega, Alabama but lived most of his life in Houston, Texas.
Larry was predeceased by his parents Vatchel and Martha Wade. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Barbara, son Nathan and wife Amber, daughter Christal, grandchildren Brittany, Autumn, Dezaree, Alissa and Zane and a great grandson due soon. He is also survived by his sisters Janice Stephens and Darlene Buckner.
Larry was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Pipefitters Local Union 211 and graduated from the Joint Apprenticeship Training Program, placing in the top 10 of his class all 4 years. He was founder of Zane Mechanical, an HVAC company. He went to New Life Church in Houston, Texas.
Larry was a family man, a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family and extended family very much and would do anything for them and was always there for them. He enjoyed spoiling his 5 grandchildren, and they all knew that they could talk Pawpaw into doing almost anything, and he would let them do "almost" anything. They could always count on kolaches and donuts on the morning after spending the night. He was excited to learn that he was about to be a great grandfather. "Uncle Larry" was much loved by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great great nieces and great great nephews.
Larry loved to talk about God to everyone he knew and everyone he met. He enjoyed Alabama football, oldies music, fishing, golfing, playing cards with family on holidays, watching John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies, talking to people, having philosophical conversations and working. He was a kid at heart but also had a serious and emotional side. He was a server to people and always willing to help anyone and found enjoyment and fulfillment in doing so.
He is loved by so many people and will be remembered for his big heart, his ability to make friends everywhere and his love to joke and play and make people laugh and smile. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. May we all find comfort in knowing that he is now in heaven with our Lord and Savior and living in joy and peace.
Family and friends will gather during a visitation from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 17 at Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, where funeral services will be held in the chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 18, with Pastor Robert Bryant and his wife Bobbie Bryant, officiating. Graveside services interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, where Larry will receive full military honors.
A BEAUTIFUL LIFE A beautiful life that came to an end, he died as he lived, everyones’s friend. In our hearts, a memory will always be kept, of one we loved, and will never forget.
- Leonard Haynes
- Rory Phillips
- Chris Haynes
- Jamie Stephens
- Justin Stephens
- Nathan Wade
- B.J. Humphrey
- Jason Stephens
- Visitation Sunday, February 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, February 18, 2019
- Interment Monday, February 18, 2019
Larry Zane Wade
March 2, 2019
Larry and I were friends for many years and played sports together. We both went in the Army after high school and sadly lost touch. I will never forget his forever smile and friendly spirit. Family will be in my prayers. Sam
February 16, 2019
The next two days will be tough for our huge loving family!! My Uncle Larry was the best, he means so much to all of us!! I grew up visiting at his house, a lot! He was the best uncle, I know growing up he always treated me like his own, putting up with a bunch of little kids running all over the house including myself as a little kid and then the next generation of little kids (my own) after a long day of him at work! As I was older he would take the time (sometimes hours) sitting around the kitchen table in deep conversations about what he would do about a situation (in other words what he thought I should do). As a young adult those conversations meant a lot but meant even more as I got older, thank you Uncle Larry for the time you invested because you loved me! He also let me borrow my Aunt Barbara when ever I needed her, when I first became a mom or ever had issues in life she has ALWAYS been there, so I never told you Uncle Larry but THANK YOU for sharing her!!! He is truly the REAL definition of what loving unconditionally means! He loves/loved us all no matter what and there is a lot of us! You see this is just the time he took for me, but he took this kind of time with any of us that needed him!! He will be missed like crazy, and was always a big part of every family get together!
One thing Todd has always said about my dad’s side of the family is you can’t tell who is blood or married into the crazy, loving chaos we call family! It’s a complete blessing!! I’m thankful we all have each other, but this is hard!! Praying for my Aunt Barbara and my cousin Nate & Christal and their families XOXO I love y’all so much!!!!!!!