Obituary for Raymond Wade, 72

September 20,1948 To March 08,2021,


Funeral Services
10 AM, Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. Facemasks are required to attend the service.

Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Jacksonville, MO

Wounded Warrior Project

Armstrong resident, Raymond Wade, 72, passed away suddenly on March 8, 2021 at Moberly Regional Hospital in Moberly, MO. Raymond Edward Wade was born September 20, 1948 in Kansas City, MO, a son to the late Edward and Rose (Kinnamon) Wade. He graduated from Boswell High School in Saginaw, TX. Immediately following graduation, Raymond joined the U.S. Army and served his country valiantly and heroically during his tour in the Vietnam War. Raymond earned the rank of Sgt. and served as an infantryman. Raymond was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, three Purple Hearts, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, and a Combat Infantryman Badge. He was honorably discharged on March 27, 1970. Upon his return to the U.S., Raymond began his working career as a bronc rider. He then drove a truck and hauled cattle for over 20 years. Raymond was also a co-founder of the Cash America Pawn Shops. Most recently Raymond worked as a Sgt. for the Missouri Department of Corrections in Moberly. He worked there for 18 years and retired in 2010. On February 23, 2018, Raymond married Barbara (Collins) Asher in Columbia, MO. Raymond had a true appreciation and love for the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and dancing. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Wade of Armstrong, MO; two daughters, Angela (William) Harding of Aubrey, TX and Juliet (Sterling) Heath of New Franklin, MO; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, James (Marion) Wade of Cherryfield, ME; and a sister, Betty Stone of Grapevine, TX. A service honoring the life of Mr. Wade will be held 10 AM, Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, with Rev. Harold Young officiating. Facemasks are required to attend the service at Jacksonville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 174 Hwy. 5 & 240 N., Fayette, MO 65248.