OBITUARY

Wade Warren Flake

July 9, 1964November 14, 2021
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Wade Warren Flake, 57, of Lubbock, TX, beloved family member and friend, went home to his Lord on November 14, 2021.

Wade graduated from Coronado High School and attended Texas Tech University. Wade never met a stranger. His love of people led him to management positions in clothing and communication sales where he earned several awards including the Peak Achievement Award with Cellular One and the Aloha Award from Men's Warehouse in 2013.

Wade was blessed with the abundance of family and friends and his relationships meant the world to him. One of Wade's many passions included serving students in Young Life, where he was recognized in 2016 for his lifetime of service. Other interests included playing dominoes with family, listening to music, watching classic movies, and spending time at the lake in Colorado City. Some of his favorite sports teams were the Coronado Mustangs, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Miami Dolphins.

Wade was preceded in death by his father, Ashley Flake and mother, JoAnn Flake.

Wade is survived by his children, Max and Autumn Flake; brother, Lane Flake and wife, Lisa; sister, Snow Mills and husband, James; nephew, Trey Flake, and nieces Danee Smith, Hannah Flake, and Lauren Crowder.

Wade’s family would like to thank the employees at the Dialysis center and Kelly Seales, Charlotte, Daniel, and Cydni of Beyond Faith Hospice

Viewing will be held on Monday, November 22nd from 6-8pm and Wade’s life will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 23rd at 1pm with internment to follow. Chuck Rodgers, a long-time friend, will officiate. All services will be held at Resthaven located at 5740 19th Street in Lubbock.

Serving as pallbearers are Chris Clemens, Kyle Jones, Randy Crimmins, Brian Sanderson, Derryck Rottman, Josh Lane, Coby Crowder, Jamie Holder, Ty Lane and Britt Lane.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wade's memory may be made to Melonie Park Church, www.MeloniePark.org; and South Plains Kidney Foundation, www.SouthPlainsKidney.Org.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Clemens, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Jones, Pallbearer
  • Randy Crimmins, Pallbearer
  • Brian Sanderson, Pallbearer
  • Derryck Rottman, Pallbearer
  • Josh Lane, Pallbearer
  • Coby Crowder, Pallbearer
  • Jamie Holder, Pallbearer
  • Ty Lane, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Britt Lane, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Family Receiving Guests

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Memories

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Teresa Dunn

November 22, 2021

Wade was full of love and such a sweet soul. He made me feel like he was so interested in my latest news and what was happening in my life.
He loved family and friends so much.
We lost a jewel.
Terri Dunn

Rebecca Flake

November 21, 2021

After a beautiful sunset last Sunday evening, Wade Warren went home to Jesus. I am still in shock at the incredible experience God allowed me and the girls. I will never be the same. I was by Wade’s side for his last couple hours. For about 20 minutes I held him and talked to him about wonderful memories we had. I talked about some of our favorite trips to Santa Fe, Seattle, and our Caribbean cruise; the amazing food we ate; all of our family members that couldn’t come to town that love him so; who all is in Heaven waiting for him (my mom, Jody & Pa, Buddy & Wanda, Grandmother Leila, etc); I talked about how we always picture Heaven to look like (Montana’s amazing landscapes); and then I told him the important stuff. I told him how proud the girls and I are of him; how proud I am to have been his wife for 15 years; how hard he worked for our family; what a good life he gave us; how amazing our 2 daughters are; how I promise to make him proud as I continue raising our girls; how the broken road God led me down to him is the reason I was saved; and how many people came to Christ because of him. I told him he did a wonderful job here on earth, but his job is done. And most importantly to him, I assured him that the girls and I are going to be ok and he can go home. I told him it’s ok to go home to Jesus now. A minute later he took his last breath and left this broken world. I cannot describe the peace I felt instantly. I was overcome with joy that I cannot describe. Wade is in paradise with Jesus, reuniting with everyone who went before. No more pain, cramps, dialysis, surgeries, needles, etc, ever again. 🙌🏻 I have the most peaceful, incredible assurance that he will be there when it’s my turn to go Home. His memory lives on forever through our children. Being a father was the most proud and beloved role he had. See you again Bubbe.

Jerry Stout

November 20, 2021

Wade my SonInLaw ,and my Daughter Rebecca (Stout)Flake, has two Beautiful Daughters. Leila Eileen ( named after both of her Grandmothers ) and Autumn Emberlie. We loved him very much and he knew it. I miss him already. I enjoyed the games of his favorite team The Cubbies , we would exchange comments on them back and forth. It was fun. I will miss that too. I know this he loved all of his girls. May He Rest in Eternal Peace only God knows how much he has suffered. I love you Son and miss you always. Dad. Jerry Stout. FatherInLaw. Nov 2021

JAMIE HOLDER

November 18, 2021

Wade and I met 50 years ago in the 2nd grade at Hardwick Elementary. We remained best friends ever since. Wade was an old soul who loved deeply. If wealth was measured in friends, Wade would top the list. He never met a stranger. For his high school friends from Coronado, his passing is a tremendous loss. He simply could have been mayor of Lubbock in the early 80's.
Wade's hope was unwavering, his faith has been answered, and his love for all of us will be eternal. RIP my best friend, life without you is going to be difficult.

Terri and Jimmy Burdett

November 17, 2021

When I think of Wade, one of the many things that comes to mind is how much he loved family, friends,, and family tradition, especially Christmas. If ever there was a family gathering, he was there with that Wade smile and loving heart. Many times, I'm sure, he didn't physically feel like being there, but wouldn't miss it for the world!. Wade loved the Lord and his gentle sweet loving spirit radiated that fact everywhere he was. He will be so very dearly missed here, but what a glorious family reunion in heaven! He wouldn't miss it for the world!
The picture is Christmas 2 yrs ago at our house. Yes he loved Christmas, because he loved family and friends gathering, but one thing he enjoyed nearly as much was playing dominos! Pictured is him with Ty Lane, Britt Lane, and my hubby Jimmy Burdett. I love this photo, and these 4 precious men!!

Delani lemons

November 17, 2021

Delani lemons

November 17, 2021

Wade was one of my husband Bodie’s best friends. I’m so glad our family got to know and love Wade too! Bodie was happiest anytime they got together and shot the bull about past memories and more recently they almost daily talked and encouraged one another through their dialysis journeys. Trips back to Lubbock meant a trip to see and visit Wade. May he Rest In Peace pain free! I’m comforted knowing he and Bodie are in heaven together laughing and talking. Many condolences to the family especially to his precious daughters, Leila and Autumn.
Sincerely,
Delani Lemons

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