Wade, William Mark (South Pittsburg)
Friday, August 7, 2020
William Mark Wade, 48, of South Pittsburg, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. Mark loved music and shared his musical talents writing gospel songs and playing in different churches, beginning as a teenager and up until his death.
A graduate of the Class of 1990 of North Sand Mountain High School in Higdon, Al., Mark received four musical scholarships and attended Gadsden State Community College and transferred to Athens State, achieving his BS in behavioral science. Later he pursued a graduate degree at Alabama A&M. Mark was employed for the State of Alabama for 17 years, where he worked as a Career Link facilitator.
He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Ray and Edna Wade, of Bryant, Al. and later Ms. Wade, who resided in Dalton until her death.
Mark is survived by his wife, Sue Wade; sister, Lynn Wade, and brother-in-law Hugh Knight, all of South Pittsburg; three sisters-in-law, Karen Ellis (Guild, Tn.), Martha Watson and Janet Winnie (South Pittsburg); and mother-in-law, Opal Knight (Guild, Tn.). Other survivors include aunts and uncles, Frances (Jim) Brown, Joyce (Tony) Cooper, Jerry (Betty) Wade, Gene (Rovena) Wade, Eddie Wade and Glen Wade, Roy (Belinda) Elrod and Junior (Paulette) Elrod, Aunt Ruth Wade.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 in the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home, with Pastor Rodney McGill officiating. Burial will follow in the State Line Cemetery, Cole City, Tn.
Family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bryant Chapel.
Donations may be made in Mark’s memory to the American Cancer Society.
Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing. Masks are strongly encouraged.