Wade A. McAvoy

January 29, 1974 ‒ September 23, 2019

Cardington, Ohio

Wade A. McAvoy, age 45, of Cardington, passed away Monday afternoon, September 23, 2019, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, following a tough fought 56-day battle with Leukemia.

On January 29, 1974, Wade was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, a son of Roger McAvoy and Tonya (Smith) Kelley.  He graduated from North Union High School in the Class of 1992.

Following graduation, Wade enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country from 1992 – 1998.  He was Marine Corps Embassy Security in Cairo and Norway.

Upon his honorable discharge, Wade returned home and furthered his education.  He received his Associates in Microcomputer Applications from Marion Technical College in 2000 and then his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Franklin University in 2004.  Just this year, Wade completed his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Franklin University.

Wade worked a few computer related jobs and then in 2009 started his own company, McAvoy Software Solutions, doing contract work for numerous businesses.  Recently, he worked as a HIPPA Security Officer for LifeBio in Marysville and as a Sr. Apps Development Analyst for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center James Cancer Hospital.

On February 17, 2018, Wade married the love of his life, Jeaneen A. Rogers, in Mount Gilead.  Their time together may have been short, but it was full of love and lasting memories.

For Wade, there were three extremely important things in his life: his children, riding his Harley, and traveling.  Wade’s children always came first.  They were his world.  He loved going to their sporting and school events, and even coached many of their teams while they were growing up.  If he wasn’t with his children, he was on the road on his Harley-Davidson.  His travels took him many places, but he especially enjoyed spending time in Destin and the Outer Banks.  Every year he also cherished a special fishing trip to Canada with his close friend, Tim Grimm.  That was his time to unwind and “reset the computer.”

Wade will be remembered as a wonderful, kindhearted, and fun-loving man.  He was honest, trustworthy, and integrity meant something to him.  You could always count on him 100% to take care of everything.

Wade will be dearly missed by his wife, Jeaneen, of Cardington; his four children: Kailynn Kohler of Hilliard, Gabe McAvoy of Marion, Nick McAvoy of Cardington, Colin McAvoy of Cardington; two step-children: Cassie (Jordan) Ebert of Upper Sandusky, Levi Brown of Marion; two grandchildren: Charlotte McAvoy and Jaedan Ebert; his father, Roger (Susie) McAvoy of Jackson Center; his mother, Tonya (Smith) Kelley of Altus, OK; a brother, Wayne (Tabitha) McAvoy of Howard; and a sister, April (Ricky) McKinney of Collegeport, TX.

Wade’s family will greet friends from 3 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338.  On the following Saturday, October 5, 2019, a memorial ride to his final resting place at Glendale Cemetery in Cardington will take place.  Friends and family will gather at Cherry Street Elementary at 10:30 a.m. and leave at 11:00 a.m. for Glendale Cemetery, where graveside services and military honors will be held.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to The James Fund for Life, OSUCCC – James, 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 or at www.cancer.osu.edu/giving-back/special-funds/james-fund-for-life.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Wade’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with his family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • We are so sorry for your loss we have alot of good memories playing football. If any of you boys need anything to talk yell or ashoulder to cry on we are here.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m always here if you need someone to talk to.

  • So sorry for the family’s loss. God will have a special, no more suffering place for this young man!

  • We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers to his family. Lots of great memories at Jamie’s.

  • So sorry for your loss, I remember how happy You were at Cassie’s wedding planning your wedding . God gave you a short but wonderful life together. Hugs and prayers for all the family and friends. Robin Lester and Dave Denman

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Wade was a loving and caring person and he will be missed . Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • So very shocked and saddened to hear of Wade’s passing – I had him, Wayne, and April as students at Elgin West Elementary, and you could not ask for nicer, more respectful kids. My deepest sympathies to everyone in his family, and much love to all.

  • Ride high Wade, find Ed and Jerry so they can ride with you. You were much loved and will always be remembered for your love of your family. Your service and love for your life and people no one could ask for more.

  • We are so sorry for your families loss. May God keep you in his loving arms during this very difficult time. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do for you. We are here for you if you just want to get a coffee sit and talk. Or just sit and not talk. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Our sorrow, prayers, & thoughts, are with each of you as you morn the loss of Wade.
    Your Florida relatives,
    Glen, Jackie, & Brooks

  • I give my condolences to you and your family. So sorry for your loss and pray that God gives you and your family peace and comfort at this time.

  • I am so sorry for the family loss. I don’t know Wade personally but I know Deb from church God Bless you all.

  • I am so sorry for ur loss I worked with nick at McDonalds and he was a very respectful kid and I feel his pain his dad has raised him right and he will be missed please stay strong nick

  • Wade was always so kind the handful of times we’ve all been around each other. Thinking of you, Jeaneen!

  • Jeaneen,

    Harry and I are so sorry to hear of Wade’s passing. Didn’t know him, but if you chose him for your life partner, he was a great guy.

    Harry & Phyllis

  • Jeaneen,
    So sorry for your loss, many memories with you and Wade! Prayers for you and the family.


  • So sorry to hear this, Wade was a fine man.
    Our prayers for the family in this difficult time.
    May GOD wrap HIS arms around you, only in HIM will you find peace thru this.
    If you need to talk, I’m here.

  • Jeaneen… I have no words… I’m so, so sorry. You & Wade were a true love story and I’m so glad you found each other. Sending love & prayers. ❤️

  • We are so sorry about Wade. I remember him from high school. He was always smiling.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Roy and Carol Barr

  • McAvoy Family, I’m truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Wade was a lot fun when we worked together at the grocery store in Richwood. He was a wonderful, caring man who truly loved his family and friends. He will truly be missed. Much love and hugs – Sherri Buyer

  • Truly sorry for your loss. Wade coached one of my boys in football and baseball in Marysville….sometimes he coached with my husband, or against my husband…always a lot of fun and good times. He always put his kids first. Lots of great memories from those years. We ran into him about a year ago when he was umpiring a JV baseball game. To his kids, know that he loved you very much and always put you first. Jeaneen, he was so happy when he told us about you. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss. I was a childhood friend and loved Alan as a brother. He was a big reason I joined the Marine Corp. Just know that not only is he in Heaven, but he will be guarding those gates when we arrive. Love you brother, until we meet again.