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Donald Gene Wade

August 30, 1936 — July 4, 2023



Donald Gene Wade, age 86, of Havana, KS passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at St. Johns Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Don was born August 30, 1936 to Elmer & Myrtle Wade of Havana, KS. He was the youngest of 10 children.


Don enlisted in the Air Force (before graduating from Havana High School) where he served for 4 years. Following his years of service, he moved back home where he met the love of his life – Carol June Henson. They were married in Caney, KS on May 30,1959.


Don spent the bulk of his years working as an electrician: primarily for Phillips in Bartlesville, OK but he also worked for himself during several of those years.


Don loved spending time w his family. He especially enjoyed spending time w his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Even though he relentlessly teased them, they all knew their Papa or Papaw loved them dearly. He also loved the outdoors – especially hunting & fishing w family and friends.


Don will always be remembered for his kind heart, outgoing personality, and his unwavering commitment to his family & friends. He was a man who never knew a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those who had need. Don will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but he is now at peace in the presence of the Lord.


A celebration of life will be held at Potts Chapel on Thursday July 13 @ 1pm. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Wednesday July 12 at the funeral home.


Don is survived by three sons and their families: Ron and his wife Amy of Havana, KS; Tracy and Emily of Independence, KS; Darren and his wife Kari of Olathe, KS; as well as multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his parents Elmer & Myrtle Wade; 7 brothers: Ralph, Smokey, Bus, Carl, Bill, Lloyd, and Russell; 2 sisters: Doris & Betty; one son: Lonnie; and his lovely wife, Carol.

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