Wade A. McAvoy
January 29, 1974 ‒ September 23, 2019
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.