CAPTAIN EDWARD WADE (RET)
Retired Captain Edward Grierson Wade, husband of Priscilla Malpass Wade, of Lake Wylie, died on Sept. 23, 2013. He was born Dec. 30, 1933 in Atlanta, Ga., to the late Edward Hodges and Mary Grierson Wade. He is predeceased by his brother, Andrew Lee Wade.
He attended Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., and the University of Florida where he was a brother of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Edward served his country in the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army 101st Airborne Infantry Advanced Marksmanship Unit, a passion he pursued throughout his life. He was a member of the Charlotte Rifle & Piston Club, Mecklenburg Wildlife and Long Creek Gun Club.
His flying career began at JP Stevens Aviation and continued to Piedmont Airlines prior to their merger with US Airways. He retired from US Airways after 25 years of service.
In addition to his wife of 42 years, he is survived by sister Mary Jane St. Clair of Tampa, sister-in-law Sandra Malpass Pierce of Jacksonville, and nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are a son, Edward G. Wade, Jr., and daughter Susan Wade Marlow, from an earlier marriage, in Tampa.
Memorial donations may be made to:
The Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House
2275 India Hook Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732.
York County Humane Society
8177 Regency Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29715
River Hills Emergency Squad
4 Heritage Dr.
Clover SC 29710.
Piedmont and US Airways pilots: To honor the life of our good friend Captain Ed Wade, a reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on October 1st, Tuesday, where Beer, Wine and Finger food will be served.
Riverhills Country Club
One Country Club
Drive Lake Wylie SC, 29710
It is a gated community so tell the guard house that you are there for the Ed Wade reception!