Woody Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel

1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA


Wade Dewitt McGinley

April 6, 1948February 4, 2020

McGinley, Wade Dewitt, 71, born April 6, 1948 in Riverdale, Maryland, passed away on February 4, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Harry and Minnie McGinley and sister Marsha (Snappy) Cole. He is survived by his wife Susan (Hall); three daughters, Jennifer (Dave), Nicole (Jeff) and Ashley (Phillip); seven grandchildren, Alexia, Madison, Chase, Alexander, Kellan, Kinleigh and Zane; two sisters, Jackie Medlock and Harriet “Squeakie” Lutz; sister-in-law, Bonnie Hall-Moore (Tom); five nephews, Dean (Lisa), Doug (Tina), Phillip, Ben (Sherry) and Andrew; and a host of loving family and friends.

Wade grew up in West Point, Virginia. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran. Upon returning from the war, he graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Criminal Justice, which led him to a successful 41-year career at the Virginia Department of Corrections. Wade was recognized as one of the 1980 Outstanding Young Men of America, volunteered as a Scout Master Troop Leader (448), and was a long standing member and servant of Grace Baptist Church where, among other things, he spent many years as a crew leader for Impact Virginia mission trips. He also enjoyed fishing, playing golf and most of all spending time with all of his grandchildren.

Wade never met a stranger and will be remembered for his compassion, sense of humor, integrity, strength in difficult times and helping those in need. Above all, he will be remembered for being a phenomenal husband, the greatest father and grandfather of all and always putting his family first. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 am at Woody Funeral Home 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, Virginia 23113, with a reception following at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road, Richmond, Virginia 23221

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church or the Superficial Siderosis Research Alliance (livingwithss.com).  


  • Harry McGinley, Father (deceased)
  • Minnie McGinley, Mother (deceased)
  • Marsha Cole, Sister (deceased)
  • Susan McGinley (Hall), Spouse
  • Jennifer, Daughter
  • Dave, Son-in-law
  • Nicole, Daughter
  • Jeff, Son-in-law
  • Ashley, Daughter
  • Phillip, Son-in-law
  • Alexia, Grandchild
  • Madison, Grandchild
  • Chase, Grandchild
  • Alexander, Grandchild
  • Kellan, Grandchild
  • Kinleigh, Grandchild
  • Zane, Grandchild
  • Jackie Medlock, Sister
  • Harriet “Squeakie” Lutz, Sister
  • Bonnie Hall-Moore, Sister-in-law
  • Tom, Bonnie's partner
  • Dean, Nephew
  • Lisa, Dean's partner
  • Doug, Nephew
  • Tina, Doug's partner
  • Phillip, Nephew
  • Ben, Nephew
  • Sherry, Ben's partner
  • Andrew, Nephew


22 February

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Woody Funeral Home - Huguenot Chapel

1020 Huguenot Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23113

A reception to follow at:<br>Grace Baptist Church<br>4200 Dover Road<br>Richmond, Virginia 23221<br>


Wade Dewitt McGinley

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Ed Wright

February 20, 2020

Wade was a friend who enjoyed his days with VDOC. We were Chief of Security at the same time and shared many hard days as well as rewarding days. Lov ya mean it

Mina and David McAllister

February 20, 2020

We will always remember Wade and your family fondly when we think of our years on Inspiration Drive. Those were good times - when the girls were good friends and we got together in the cul-de-sac or back yards for neighborhood fun! Mina and David

Roger Smith

February 19, 2020

It was very hard on me when Wade passed. We were best friends and neighbors when I lived in West Point. Where you found one you would find the other. I was a little older and had my drivers license , that made it easier for us to spread our wings and man did we ever. I only lived in West Point for 9 months but they were some of my best memories growing up. We were in high school together, so you can imagine the things we got into back then. I moved back to Virginia in 1987 and found out Wade and I only lived about 12 miles from each other. We renewed our friendship and have been somewhat close ever sense. I travelled all over the world with my work but when I was home we would always get together for a visit and dinner out with our wives. I loved Wade like a brother and will miss him dearly. (RIP my Friend)

Laura Wert

February 17, 2020

We were so saddened to hear of his passing. Wade was a huge support to my family when we went thru difficult times. They are an amazing family. Our thoughts are with you. Love Jessica, Jonathan, Stuart and Laura

Diane Fearnley

February 7, 2020

Such wonderful memories of interrupting Mac's Sunday School lessons each Sunday with conversations not always biblical .. He and Pete would enjoy each others company especially when we ran into each other at Costco. Susan and family--my thoughts and prayers are with you. You know I know what you are going through.

Lynne Norman

February 6, 2020

Seeing the pictures posted by Howard has moved me to tears tonight as I post my memories of Wade. I knew him when we were growing up together in West Point, but sometimes that is when the true heart of a person is best seen. What an excellent young man Wade was, and what a full and fruitful life he led. I am so proud to have known him and his family, and send my sincere condolences to all those that knew and loved him as well.

Howard Hilton

February 6, 2020

Howard Hilton

February 6, 2020