Graham, NC - Claude Winfred Wade passed away Monday, February 28, 2022 at Duke Regional Hospital.
He was born on November 23, 1944 in Lenoir County and was raised in Snow Hill, NC. He graduated from Greene Central High School. After graduating he followed his dream to become a North Carolina State Highway Patrolman. He faithfully served the state of NC as a Trooper and later a Master Trooper for 30 years before retiring in 1993. He married Barbara Hagens in 1973 and celebrated 49 beautiful years.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, two daughters Michelle Harris (Richard) and Wendy Barclay (David), one son Collin Wade, five grandchildren Carter Harris (Devon), Hagen Harris (Steven), Vivian Barclay, Eleanor Barclay, and Gabrielle Wade, two great-grandchildren, Finnley and Aubree, one brother Kenneth Wade (Dianne), two sisters Reba Creech (Frank, deceased) and LaVerne Rhodes (Delbert), many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Trooper.
He is preceded in death by his parents Claude and Celia Wade and his brothers Donald Wade and Zeb Wade.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinerschildrens.org.
A visitation will be held at Hillsborough United Methodist Church on March 5, 2022 at 12:00pm followed by a memorial service at 2:30pm. All are welcome to attend. His remains will be buried in a private service in Snow Hill, NC at a later date. Walkers Funeral Home in Hillsborough is assisting the family.