US Army

Bob Wade

May 20, 1932 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 89)


Robert M. “Bob” Wade was born on May 20, 1932, in Hollister, Mo to Robert W. and Alta Wade. He graduated from Hollister High School in 1951 and then entered the United States Army during the Korean War, where he served as a prison guard. While serving in the army he met his wife, Mary Jane Davis. In 1958, the two married at Williams Chapel on, then, School of the Ozarks campus. Jane gave him a shot in the butt once and the two had been in love ever since.

Bob spent his life caring for his family, raising cattle and being with friends. He was a member of Victor Baptist Church in Branson. Bob was very active in the community, serving on several boards, but especially in the city of Hollister. He is most known for being an avid supporter of Hollister athletics and was inducted into the Hollister Hall of Fame in 2017.

Bob was a member of the Free Mason for many years and held different offices at that time.

Bob entered into rest on January 1st, 2022, in Branson at the age of 89.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W. and Alta Wade; his wife, Mary Jane Wade; daughter Rebecca “Becky” Wade; and two sisters Erna Denny along with husband Al and Valeta Stratton along with her husband Henry “Hank”.  

Bob is survived by his son Mike Wade of Hollister; Brother-in-law, William “Bill” Davis of California, nephew Wesley Stratton and wife Nancy of Smithville, grandchildren Branden of Ridgedale, Laci of Blue Eye, Joshua of Hollister, Karley of West Plains, Kayla Jennings and husband Jordan of Omaha and 10 great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to a time of visitation on Monday evening, January 10, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Snapp- Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson

Bob will be laid to rest at a later date next to his wife and daughter in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. 

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January 10, 2022

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory
1638 East State Highway 76
Branson, MO 65616

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