Kenneth R. Wade Sr., age 56, passed away on April 28, 2019, at home in Olympia, Washington. He leaves behind his loving wife of 34 years, Denise R. (Scarito) Wade; and two children, Kristen M. Wade (Ryan), and Kenneth R. Wade Jr. (Iryna). “Papaw” will be missed by grandchildren, Hailie Autumn, Talan Lee, Taylor Renee, Jordyn Mae, and Christina Mae. He also leaves behind sisters, Carolyn (Doug) Strand, Priscilla (Bob) Owens, Frances (Len) Burson; brother, John Wade; many nieces and nephews; and dear friends.
Ken was born on May 1, 1962 in Akron, Ohio, to Frank and Margaret Wade, who preceded him in death. He also was predeceased by his brothers, Frank Jr. and Jerry; father-in-law, Peter Scarito Jr.; sister-in-law, Devonna Wade; nephew, Douglas A. Strand Jr.; and niece, Laura Por.
Ken was passionate about 80s music, loved playing his guitar, the Seattle Seahawks, NASCAR, the color orange, and especially his dog, Ranger.
Ken worked for SMS Holdings Corp. (Wendys) as a maintenance tech. He loved his job, the friendships he made, and the love and support of coworkers.
The family would like to thank Providence Hospice for their support, care and kindness; and all the donations to the GoFundMe account for medical expenses.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 2738 20th Ave. NW, Olympia, WA 98502.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s name may be made to Providence Foundation, c/o Hospice Dept., 4200 6th Ave. SE, Lacey, WA 98503.