James R. “Jim” Wade, 63, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
Born November 26, 1953, at Marlinton, WV, he was a son of Betty Wade Doss of Marlinton and the late George Robert Wade.
Jim was a graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering. He recently retired from ABB in Lewisburg after over 30 years of service. He was also a member of the Rupert Rifle Club, was a HAM radio operator, and enjoyed bicycling and NASCAR. He found joy in volunteering and helping others. He was always ready when asked to help.
Jim also proudly served his country as an Air Force veteran, an Army Reservist and served in the National Guard.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Gray Wade and stepfather, Paul Raymond Doss.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Betty Wade Doss of Marlinton; two sisters, Barbara (John) Pellegrin of Parkersburg, WV, and Cheryl Burks of Hillsboro, WV; and two nephews, Jeremy (Missy) Burks of Princeton, WV, and Wes (Jaime) Burks of Morgantown, WV.
Jim chose to donate his body to the Human Gift Registry at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg.
A celebration of life will be held at 7 PM on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with Father John Rice officiating.
Friends may visit the family at the funeral home prior to the service between 6 and 7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, P.O. Box 2942, Charleston, WV, 25330 or any other favored charities.
Online condolences may be made by visiting WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the July 3, 2017, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.