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Julian "Flute" Wade

March 18, 1939 — June 17, 2023

Collierville, Tennessee

Julian Lee “Flute” Wade, age 84, resident of Collierville, Tennessee and husband of Shirley Ann Stafford Wade, departed this life Saturday morning, June 17, 2023 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

Flute was born March 18, 1939 in Rossville, Tennessee, the son of the late Wayne Therwood Wade and Myrtle Chambers Wade. He served his country in the United States Army as a refueler and Military Policeman. Following his military service, he was a third-generation painter.

Flute enjoyed hunting and fishing with his wife and children. He was a gardener and baseball coach in earlier years.

Mr. Wade is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Stafford Wade; two sons, Terry Wade (Crystal) and Woody Wade; six grandchildren, Tristan L. Wade, Juliann Leigh Wade, Justin Way (Ashley), Amy Lee Moody, Heidi Ann Wade and Heather Way Ramirez (Gerardo); and four great-grandchildren, Savannah Way, Madelyn Way, Lucas Ramirez and Justin Cook.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie Darlene Wade; his brother, Wayne Jack Wade; and his grandson, Chad S. Wade.

Graveside Services with Military Honors for Mr. Wade were held at 12 noon Friday, June 23, 2023 at New Bethel Cemetery in Rossville with Bro. David Reeves, pastor of Midway Baptist Church in Whiteville, officiating.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Justin Way, Terry Wade, Woody Wade, Tristan Wade, Mike Kohn and Bobby Barlovic.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, June 22, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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Graveside Services with Military Honors

Friday, June 23, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Bethel Cemetery

Tennessee 194, Rossville, TN

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