Eugene "Whitey" Wade Jr.

July 11, 1939February 1, 2014

Eugene “Whitey” Wade, 74, of Raleigh, NC passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was born July 11, 1939 to Eugene Wade and Annie Austin Wade.

Whitey married the love of his life Marsha Evans on August 12, 1961. They met while in high school, and were the best of friends but did not start dating until college when Whitey was attending UNC Chapel Hill. While at UNC Whitey played baseball. He was a great athlete, a triple threat exceling in baseball, basketball and football. He was inducted into the Millbrook High School Hall of Fame in 2013. Shortly after getting married Whitey began working for Evans & Wade Advertising Limited until his retirement in 2004 as President.

Whitey was man with a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people happy. At his beach house on Ocean Isle Beach he created “Barbie Beach” which attracted many families and individuals from surrounding beaches. What started out as a small landscaping project turned into a community attraction and the enjoyment Whitey felt knowing how many people looked forward to what was going to be done each season was exciting and fulfilling.

Whitey had great love for his family, god and his country. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. Reserves for 7 years. Whitey will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by everyone blessed to have known him or have been touched by him in his kind ways.

Whitey is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Gloria Barber and Joyce Shaw.

Whitey is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marsha Wade; daughter, Susan Beth Chapman; son, Richard Talmadge Wade and wife Susan; granddaughter, Hannah Elsie Chapman; sisters, Betty Jean Hearn and Sue Ann Heath and her husband Bodell; brothers, Donald Wade and Jimmy Wade and his wife Carrie and numerous other loving family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your local Salvation Army or charity of choice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 8, 2014

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Margis Barefoot

November 25, 2014

We hope you are well and in good spirits. It is always good to remember for memories are precious and are a vital part of our lives. As the Christmas Holidays approach we not only remember our loved ones but we focus more on Jesus and His birth. May your holidays be wonderful as we thank God for His son and for allowing us the time spent with our love ones. Will always remember you and Whitey.

Lisa Evans

November 23, 2014

Thinking of you Aunt Marsha.

Lynne Pate

May 19, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Wade. He and Mrs. Wade gave me my first Real Job as an adult. They treated me like a daughter and helped guide me. They will always have a special place in my heart!

Lena and Rick Fitz

February 23, 2014


February 11, 2014

So sorry to hear about Whitey. Rely on Almighty God because he is near to those that are broken at heart and will provide you with the strength to continue on.

February 9, 2014

Marsha sorry we could not be their for the srvices:We were their in sprit & prayer;Distance play a part Carl Rochelle

February 8, 2014

Marsha and family, I am saddened by Whitey's passing. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. He was special and will be missed by those who knew him at Millbrook High School. Go Wildcats in Whitey's name! From a former cheerleader, Judy Matthews Prevatte

Bob & Susan McIver

February 8, 2014

We will miss a true friend. Our prayers are with your family. We will always have "GeneO" (as I called him) in our memories.

John, April Stauber

February 8, 2014

Marsha, Rick and Susan, we are all very sad for your loss. We have had you in our thoughts and prayers all week. Much love from John, April, and the boys. We will continue to keep you guys close in our hearts; with plenty of hugs and support.

February 7, 2014

Marsha and Family, We were so saddened to hear about Whitey's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all uf the Family. We will be praying for you during this difficult time. We won't be able to attend the service. We love you and may God Bless all of you. Love, Frances & Peter Ruellan
Mount Clare, WV