Jesse Wade

Born: Wednesday, January 15, 1936
Passed: Thursday, May 25, 2017

5/30/2017 | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Fred C. Olson Chapel 

5/30/2017 | 1:00 pm -
Fred C. Olson Chapel 


Jesse Wade, 81, of Loves Park, passed away on May 25, 2017. He was born on January 15, 1936 in Phil Campbell, Alabama, the son of Jimmy M. and Estella (Cooper) Wade. Jesse was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church since he was 16 years old and died in the service of his church. The Lord blessed him with his beloved wife, Pauline. They were married on September 4, 1954 in Corinth, Mississippi. She passed away on October 2, 2014. Jesse was a Tool & Die Maker for Hydro-Line for 50 years. He enjoyed biking, hiking, and recently golfing with his family. He was the foundation of our family and gave us the greatest gift of showing us the Lord's way. He was always current with the times and had a great sense of humor, quick with a smile and positive attitude with life. He was always willing to help and always there for anyone who needed him. He was so deeply loved. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include sons, Randy (Pat), Richard (Debbie), Steve (Kandy) and Dan (Lynn) Wade; daughter, Leanna (Gary) Clinton; grandchildren, Toby, Russel, Andrew, Jennifer, Jessica, Nathan, Josh, Amanda, Amber, Jake, Dan, Miranda, Danny, and Kristin; great-grandchildren, Kalin, Katy, Riley, Emma, Ashley, Gabe, Lily, Ellie, Ruby, Liam, Piper, Isabella, Lana, Elli, Drew, Maya, Elijah, Kayla, Sophie ,Elijah, Jonah, Brody, Jack, Levi, Myla, Coral, Dean; and great-great grandchild, Wade. Predeceased by parents, and wife, Pauline.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave. Rockford, with Tom Dishno officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 12:45 prior to the service. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Donor's choice of charity.

Condolences & Shared Memories (9)

  1. CJ and Helen McCain

    So sad to hear of Jesse's passing. Jesse worked for me (CJ) at Hydro-Line and was a valuable member of our team. He was a great foreman and good to work with. Jesse created many of the jigs and fixtures we used in our end cap department, most often drawing on a napkin what he wanted someone to build. I'm sure he will be missed by his family and friends. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.

  2. John McCain

    So sad to hear of Jesse's passing, but know that he is with His Savior and enjoying the sights of Heaven. Jesse was my boss when I began working the day shift at Hydro-Line. I enjoyed working for and with him. He was a great guy. I am sure he will be missed.

  3. Ronald Jenkins

    I worked with Jesse for many years and found him to be a honest and very fair. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  4. Bruce Tucker

    I am so sorry to hear Jesse has left us, It has been a lot of years since the Hydro-line days but my memory is he was such a caring sole.

  5. Friends at The Laundry Room

    Jesse Wade has worked with us at The Laundry Room in Loves Park for the last 10 years. He was our primary maintenance repair man for all of our many machine issues. He brought with him 50 years of experience and could fix anything! He was the kindest, gentlest, most dependable man we have known since he started working for us. Jesse taught Nick so many things about our machines that will help him for years to come. Jesse was always so happy and cheerful to everyone he came in contact with over the years and all our employees and customers who knew him thought extremely high of him. Jesse will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and we thank him for being part of our lives. May God Bless him. Larry & Jean Lang Nick & Jennifer Frew Owners The Laundry Room

  6. Kay Maddock Satre

    Wishing you all peace at this difficult time. We have shared lots of wonderful memories with your dad and family . Our thoughts and prayers are being sent your way...

  7. Rus and Kathleen Mayborne

    Our condolences to you and the entire Wade family. We pray for peace in this time of sorrow.

  8. Robert McMillion

    My deepest condolences Dan, Lynn and family.

  9. Maggie and Rick Tetrick

    May God bless you at this time of sorrow.