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Randy Wade

Date of Death: 02-22-2024
Interred: Allen Cemetery
Funeral Service : 02-28-2024

Randy Wade

Randy Wade, 67, of Gower, MO passed away February 22, 2024.

He was born on July 12, 1956, to Raymond and Verna Elizabeth (Shelton) Wade in Excelsior Springs, MO where he grew up and attended elementary school. He graduated from Ft. Osage High School. He then attended UMKC and graduated from Luther Rice Seminary with a bachelor's degree in biblical studies. 

On May 2, 1977, he was united in marriage to Holly Ann Renick. After their marriage they lived in Excelsior Springs, MO; Tulsa, OK; Liberty, MO and in 1982 they settled in Gower, MO where they made their home and raised their children.

Randy was an operations manager for Kmart in St. Joseph, MO until they closed in November of 2014. He was a minister for many years and was currently the pastor at New Beginnings in Gower and the Faucett Baptist Church. He enjoyed aviation, cars, radios, watching races, and was an avid baseball fan. Most of all Randy had a great sense of humor and a love for God, his family and his friends. 

Randy was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Verna Wade; his brothers Ray Wade and Roger Wade; and his sister Beverly Sue Lamley.

He is survived by his wife Holly Wade; his children Melody Haywood and husband Harold, Joy O’Donnell and husband Ryan, Randall Wade, and Christina Wade and husband Brady McIntosh; grandchildren Nathan, Aaron, Katie, Caleb, Sammy, Matthew, Joshua, Sarah, Daniel, Josiah, Rebecca, and Stephen; other relatives and many friends.  

Visitation: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27th at the First Baptist Church, Gower, MO.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 28th at First Baptist Church, Gower, MO.

Burial: Allen Cemetery, Gower, MO.

Donations may be made to St. Joseph Baptist Association.