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In Memory of

James Glenn Wade

December 2, 1937 - June 14, 2017

Obituary


James Glenn (Big Jim) Wade



1937-2017





Jim Wade, 79, of Columbia, MO passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Monday, June 19 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia with Masonic service at 7pm. Following the visitation; a Celebration of Life will be will be at 8pm at the Scottish Rite Valley 33 Masonic Drive, Columbia. Funeral Service will be, 10am, Tuesday at Memorial Funeral home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.



Big Jim was born, December 2, 1937...

James Glenn (Big Jim) Wade



1937-2017





Jim Wade, 79, of Columbia, MO passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Monday, June 19 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia with Masonic service at 7pm. Following the visitation; a Celebration of Life will be will be at 8pm at the Scottish Rite Valley 33 Masonic Drive, Columbia. Funeral Service will be, 10am, Tuesday at Memorial Funeral home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.



Big Jim was born, December 2, 1937 in Tarkio, MO to Glenn Russell and Dorothy Christine Mitchell Wade. Jim was an Ironworker for most of life; starting at the age of 16, and was involved in building countless bridges and buildings all through Missouri. In the 1960’s the family lived in Panama while he worked on the Canal Bridge as well as other notable sites including the Hearnes Center and several of the University buildings in Columbia, MO. He worked for 15 years at the Nuclear Power Plant in Callaway County. Jim was an active Mason, and to say that grossly understates his involvement; he has served since 1962 in nearly all surrounding groups and was a 50-year member of five.



He is survived by his wife, Anita; daughters, Debbie (Jim) Obley and Cynthia Loyd of Columbia, step-sons; David “Racing Dave” Stevens, Andy (Laura) Stevens, and Mike (Brooke) Stevens, grandchildren; Tim (Whitney) Duve, Justin (Cheryl) Duve, Travis Loyd, Anthony and Liz Stevens and a brother; Bob (Linda) Wade of Phoenix, AZ. A brother, Kenneth Wade, and his parents preceded him in death.



Memorial contributions may be sent to Shrines Hospital for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 or to Dripping Springs Church 2701 W. Dripping Springs Road, Columbia, MO 65202.



Online condolences can be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com







James G. Wade Masonic History



Twilight Lodge No. 114 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons (50-yr Member)



Entered Apprentice............................... 21-Nov-1962



Fellowcraft........................................... 19-Dec-1962



Master Mason...................................... 29-Jan-1963



Secretary............................................. 1998-2015



District Deputy Grand Lecturer.............. 1999-2010



Columbia Chapter No. 17 Royal Arch Masons (50-yr Member)



Mark Master........................................ 04-Oct-1963



Past Master.......................................... 04-Oct-1963



Most Excellent Master.......................... 07-Oct-1963



Royal Arch............................................ 07-Oct-1963



Served as High Priest in 1981, 1983, 1994, and 1995



Received Order of High Priesthood in 1981



Centralia Council No. 34 Royal and Select Masters (50-yr Member)



Royal Master........................................ 25-Nov-1963



Select Master....................................... 25-Nov-1963



Super Excellent Master......................... 25-Nov-1963



St. Graal Commandery No. 12 Knights Templar (50-yr Member)



Order of Malta..................................... 31-Oct-1963



Order of the Red Cross......................... 31-Oct-1963



Order of the Temple............................. 31-Oct-1963



Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbia



14th 3-May-1969



32nd 4-May-1969



KCCH 15-Oct-1979



33Rd 18-Nov-1995



Tipperary Council No. 62 Knight Masons



Charter Member ................................. 27-Sept-1997





Allied Masonic Degrees



Mid-Missouri Council No. 291............... 29-July-1999



Secretary for many years



Marquis de LaFayette Council No. 392



Charter Member....................... 21-Feb-1998



Heart of Missouri York Rite College No. 188



Charter Member................................... 18-Apr-1998



Governor............................................. 2013-2014



Order of the Purple Cross..................... 2015



Marquis de La Fayette Order No. 120, Sword of Bunker Hill



Marquis de LaFayette No. 120, Charter Member 2005



Secretary for many years



Grand Chaplain of the Grand Sword of Bunker Hill



Columbia Preceptory Yeomen of York



Member



Royal Order of Scotland



Member



Moolah Shrine (50-yr Member)



Tiger Shrine Club, Past President



Member Tiger Shrine Clowns



Aleppo Grotto (50-yr Member)



Past Monarch