Graveside services for James K. Wade of Thackerville, Okla., are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Mt.
Zion Cemetery, Thackerville, with the Rev. John Kinman and Bro. Murray McMurray officiating.
Services are under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
Born August 2, 1932, at Simon, Okla., the son of Johnny B. and Nelly Mae Nipp Wade, he passed away Saturday, March 9, in the Denton Regional Hospital, Denton, Texas, at the age of 80.
He had been a resident of the Thackerville community most of his life and graduated from Thackerville High School. He and Betty J. Bond were married August 18, 1962, in Durant, Okla. He served with the U.S. Army, 1953-1955, during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He then was employed as a gas plant operator for Union Texas Petroleum for 25 years and for the past 15 years was Commissioner of Love County District 1. James enjoyed people and visiting; and was a devoted husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He was a member of the Thackerville Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Johnny B. “Jiggs” Wade on April 10, 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Wade of the home; son and daughterin- law, Dale and Hollie Monkres of Thackerville; daughter, Kathy Kyle, also of Thackerville; two sisters and brother-in-law, Addie Pryor of Arlington, Texas, and Betty and Charles Whittington of Thackerville; six grandchildren, Clinton Kyle, Josey Kyle, Bobby and Kelly Reeves, Steven and Josee Reeves, Phillip Monkres and Jaime Monkres; and a great-granddaughter, Bridget Reeves.
Serving as bearers will be Clinton Kyle, Josey Kyle, Steven Reeves, Bobby Reeves, Phillip Monkres and Delane Williams. Honorary bearers are Jaime Monkres, Cody Hess, Cody Anderle, Calvin Calhoun and Will Sowders.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.