C. Francis Wade

February 29, 1932 ‒ November 20, 2014

Delaware, Ohio


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

  • Sending my condolences to the family of Francis. I have many fond memories of Albert and Marie. Albert was Superintendent of the Watkins School and Marie was my 4th Grade Teacher. I can remember the Union County Basketball Tournament Championship team from the late 40’s. Francis was an excellent athlete and I cherish the times speaking to him and being with him at Conklin Dairy Farms. We will miss seeing you at the Watkins Alumni. God bless Nancy and the family.

  • To Nancy and family,
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Frances . We also offer our apology for not being able to attend the memorial service , we are in South Carolina. We have very fond memories of France from our softball days. France is the person Dick Dodge told me to contact to play for the Delaware Team. Always the gentleman without a cross word for anyone , he was well liked by all the players and he was quite a player himself. We will also miss the ice cream outings with him and Nancy. We have you all in our prayers…God Bless You!
    With our Love,
    Bob & Jan Brownfield

  • Francis Wade family,
    Jeff I visited your father several times when he was in the Arbors. We had some good talks, from little league to conklins dairy. He always supported you and Ted, and was always there for you. I lost my father 32 years ago I think about him everyday. You had a great DAD as well. I am sorry for your loss .
    Jim & Tri Robinson Housman