RINGLING — Funeral services for Calvin Tilford “Jake” Wade, 93, of Ringling, are scheduled for 4 p.m. today, June 18, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ Gospel Tabernacle with grandson son-in-law, James Riggs and Jimmy Morris officiating. Interment will follow at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Jake was born Dec. 24, 1923, at Centerpoint to the late Charles Chesley Wade and Ara Alice (Hawkins) Wade. He departed this life on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Jake was raised south of Ringling near Centerpoint. He married the former Donna Novella “Toppy” Patrick on Feb. 7, 1947, at Petrolia, Texas. They made their home in Ringling moving to their current residence in 1955 and they were blessed with 69 years of marriage. Toppy preceded him in death on August 18, 2016.
As a young man, Jake worked at the Healdton Oil Co. for six years before co-owning and operating the Deep Rock Station of Ringling for 20 years. Jake always enjoyed farming and ranching and also enjoyed fishing, hunting and telling stories.  
Survivors include his daughter, Mollye Henley and husband, Jim of Perry; sons, Calvin J. Wade and wife, Nita and Allen Wade and wife, Linda, all of Ringling;  sisters, Ella Morris and Ollie Patrick and husband, Junior and  brother-in-law, Don Patrick, all of Ringling; sister-in-law, Katherine Wade of Texas; grandchildren, Brent Wade and wife, Angela, Brad Wade and wife, Annie, Brandon Wade and wife. Amy, Trina Martin and husband, Chad, Laura McDonald and husband, Michael, Karla Pickens and husband, Destre, Clinton Henley and wife, Bailey, Jill Daft and husband, Cody and Allison Riggs and husband, James; 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Toppy; brothers, Ozeal, Chesley, Melvin, Orb, L.V., and Otto Wade; sisters, Beatrice Wade, Thelma Pemberton, Beulah Hammons, Alpha Morris and Drue Patrick.
Casket bearers are Brent Wade, Brad Wade, Brandon Wade, Chad Martin, Michael McDonald, Destre Pickens, Clinton Henley and Cody Daft.
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