OBITUARY

Wade H. Etheridge

October 26, 1918June 7, 2013

Wade H. Etheridge, M.D., was born on 10/26/18, the third child of Era & Leonard Etheridge of Trenton, Tennessee. At the age of 3 months he received a severe injury of his right hand that resulted in marked impairment of his hand all his life. In spite of this, he overcame this disability and practiced surgery all of his adult life. He obtained his M.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Arkansas Medical School, a rotating internship in Norfolfk, Virginia and a residency in surgery in San Fransisco. After he was certified by the American Board of Surgery and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, prior to retirement, he was a member of the Harris Co. Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Association of Military Surgeons, and the Southern Surgical Associates. Doctor Etheridge served with the Armed Forces in WWII and was discharged with the rank of colonel. His hobby was medical photography, having accumulated an extreme collection of medical slides of surgical specimen and movies of surgical operations for training purposes. At one time, he was a visiting lecturer to senior medical students at the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston. He was an avid golfer and member of Willowisp Golf Club. He married his childhood sweetheart, Annie Marie Graff, in 1938 and their loving union produced two daughters, Ann Wadette Mayer of Harlingen, TX. and Patricia Ann Etheridge, now deceased. He was preceded in death by his soul mate and light of his life in October 2011. He is survived by his one daughter, two granddaughters, Mary Jane Hetrick and husband Tom, Janine Marie Campbell and husband Jason, and three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Mitchell, and Trevor Hetrick. A memorial service will be held at Forest Park on Saturday, June 15 at 2 P.M. and interment following.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 15, 2013
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Wade H. Etheridge

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Ann James

June 16, 2013

Doc and his buddies Ray, Jim, and Travis, were 4 of my favorite members at Willowisp. I SO looked forward to seeing them in the golf shop for their 8 AM tee time during the week. Ann was one of the sweetest members as well. I miss them both.

Norma Becker

June 14, 2013

It was a delight to have visited with you every 10 days or so before and after Ann passed away. I know the two of you were so found of one another and missed each other. I'm so happy you are with her now in your eternal home. My sympathy goes out to your family.

Neal

June 12, 2013

Neal

June 12, 2013

Memories. I remember nights watching surgery slides as the family gathered in what we all called the "Log Cabin" in the Forest Hill Community. East of Memphis. I hated to look at those things. But, those smoking damaged lung pictures made an impression every time I thought about smoking. I remember the day I learned to ski while Wade was driving his boat. I remember the thanksgiving day the families from AL and ours from TN and AR drove to Houston for a get-together. Patsy was there. I remember the last time I saw Wade. At Granddaddy Etheridge's funeral. There are more memories. All filled with appreciation for the time I was able to spend with him, and admiration for the man he was. Now, I rejoice in the knowledge that his hurts are no more, and that one day we'll all be together in God's eternal paradise. No more sicknesses for Wade to heal 'cause Jesus will have cured them all. His family is in our prayers.

The Mayers

June 12, 2013

You have greatly influenced our lives through your wonderful, loving, generous daughter and granddaughters. Our deepest sympathies to them and their families. Rest in peace, Dr. Etheridge.

Dottie Hanko

June 11, 2013

Rest in peace, Wade. You are now with your dear "Sug" and dancing again together in Heaven. I will never forget you and my dear "second Mother," Ann. My love to your family. Dottie Hanko

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