We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home
Joseph Lee Wade, age 48 passed away July 30th 2022 in his home surrounded by family & friends after a 4 month battle with lung cancer. Joe was born February 26th, 1974 to Buck & Sue Wade in Baker City, Oregon. As a child at age 14 he relocated to Albany to be with family.
He is survived by his mother Sue Boone; sister & brother in law Sherrie and Bill Sutherland; Sister in law, Lisa Anderson; Nephews Brandon Murphy, Devon & Zach Wade & Kody Haney; Nieces Christi Emerling & Cinnamon Taylor; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, great nieces and great nephews. He is proceeded in death by Wife, Evette Wade who was his entire world; Brother/Best friend, Thomas Wade; Father, Buck Wade; Step Father, Jack Boone; Aunt, Patty Hesseltine and niece, Lischelle Shipton.
Joe never had children of his own and portrayed he didn’t care for them however he played a very large roll in raising and making sure his nieces and nephews had everything they ever needed or wanted.
He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone, especially his family. Although a bit rough around the edges, he had a great sense of humor that will be missed by all that knew him. Joe was an incredibly hard worker and animal lover. He especially had a fondness for dogs and never met a one that didn't love him within minutes.
Above all he was an amazing brother, his sister Sherrie and him did all things together from working, living together & vacations. They were born to be best friends.
Joe will be missed by all who met him.
We will be hosting a Luau in his honor Saturday August 27th from 4pm-Whenever at 30766 Santiam Highway, Lebanon, Oregon 97355.. Anyone and everyone is welcome no matter how long or short you’ve known Joe. He was loved by many.
Until we meet again give heaven some hell uncle.