C. Francis Wade
February 29, 1932 ‒ November 20, 2014
C. Francis Wade, age 82 of Delaware passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital following a 3 week illness.
Born on February 29, 1932 in Gallipolis, Ohio, he was a son of the late Albert and L. Marie (Clark) Wade. “France” as he was known served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. For over 30 years he worked with Conklin Dairy Cattle Sales in various capacities. He also owned and operated the Mail & Parcel Center on Bethel Rd. in Columbus. A member of Hiram Lodge No 18 F & AM and served on the Board of Directors for Del-Co Water Company.
An avid fan of baseball, especially the Cincinnati Red’s, he played in both the over 60 & 70 community baseball teams. Quiet and caring he was a longtime member of the Bellpoint United Methodist Church. Francis was an avid reader and enjoyed a passion for gardening, both flowers and vegetables. Wise and kind hearted, he treasured time playing baseball and time spent with his beloved grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Nancy (Butters), sons Ted (Linn) Wade of Delaware, Jeffrey (Sandy) Wade of Crescent Springs, KY, grandchildren Alexa, Samantha, and twins Emma and Robert, brother Bryan (Sharon) Wade of Marysville, sister Carol Riemenschneider of Westerville, and brother-in-law Tom (Lynn) Butters of N.C., numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother Clark and sister Anne Hill.
Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware, where services will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, and burial will follow in Oller Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Assoc. or the Bellpoint United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com