Mr. David Lewis Wade

June 14, 1931February 3, 2020

Pickens – Mr. David Lewis Wade, age 88, born in Pickens County, South Carolina and son of the late Hampton Henry Wade and Queen Bessie Hayes was called home on Monday, February 3, 2020. He leaves behind his loving bride of 65 years Edith Wade.

He worked his career in tool and die and retired from Ryobi after 34 years of dedicated employment. Mr. Wade enjoyed everything outdoors including hunting, fishing and golfing. Mr. Wade was a member of Blue Ridge View Baptist Church where he last served in the capacity of usher. Surviving are son Len Wade (Lorri) of Easley, South Carolina, and daughter Janet Wilson (Al) of Pickens, South Carolina. Mr. Wade has three loving grandchildren Marley Wade, Ron Wilson (Kristen) and Rebecca Willis (Nick) and 6 loving and precious great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Azalee Peace and Nannie Alexander of Greenville.

Mr. Wade is pre-deceased by brothers R.C. Wade, Wilton Wade, Coy Wade and Burns Wade.

A funeral service will be held at Dillard Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM with a visitation beginning at 2:00 PM. A private family burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blue Ridge View Baptist Church, 745 Wolf Creek Road, Pickens, South Carolina 29671.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Wade family.

Online condolences may be sent to


  • Hampton Henry Wade, Father (deceased)
  • Queen Bessie Hayes, Mother (deceased)
  • Edith Wade, Spouse
  • Len Wade (Lorri Wade), Son
  • Janet Wilson (Al Wilson), Daughter
  • R.C. Wade, Brother (deceased)
  • Wilton Wade, Brother (deceased)
  • Coy Wade, Brother (deceased)
  • Burns Wade, Brother (deceased)
  • Azalee Peace, Sister
  • Nannie Alexander, Sister
  • Marley Wade, Granddaughter
  • Ron Wilson (Kristen Wilson), Grandson
  • Rebecca Willis (Nick Willis), Granddaughter

  • Jimmy Alexander, Pallbearer
  • Jerry Peace, Pallbearer
  • Dickie Peace, Pallbearer
  • Arthur Hayes, Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Alexander, Pallbearer
  • Charles Taylor, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Mr. David Lewis Wade

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Caroline Snow

February 8, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that David has passed! I will always remember his kind words and sweet smile when we worshiped together at East Pickens! I have thought of David and Edith often and cherish their friendship!
May God bless your family with peace and comfort!
With love, Caroline

Toni Wehmeyer

February 6, 2020

So sad to hear of the passing of David. He was a great husband and dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to Edith, Janet, Len and the other family members.

Cindy Campbell

February 5, 2020

I will miss his special smile and that twinkle in his eyes. Will miss him at our family get together and how he seemed to like working to make them special.
The way he loved Niki as well as Marley will always hold a special place in my heart.
Len , losing my daddy IS the hardest thing I have ever had to go through, I will keep you in my you boy.

Love to all,

June and Connie Bowers

February 4, 2020

Many great memories of our time as neighbors on Edens Road. Thoughts and prayers for all the family.

Phillip Wade

February 4, 2020

Just to be clear, our grandmother, Queen Bessie Hayes, was married to our Granddaddy, and so her complete name was ‘Queen Bessie Hayes Wade’.

Sammy Grant

February 3, 2020

Edith,Janet and Lynn,
I hated to hear of David’s passing. I always thought a great deal of David. Every time he saw me I was always greeted with a firm handshake and a kind word. He will be greatly missed but we all know where he is and can take comfort in that. I pray God will put his loving arms around each one of you and comfort you.