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Thomas Glenn Wade

January 25, 1973 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 48)


Thomas Glenn Wade, age 48, passed away August 18, 2021, at OHSU after complications from a stroke.

Tom was born January 25, 1973 to Buck & Sue Wade, in Baker City, Oregon.  At age 15, he and his brother relocated to the Albany area to be closer to family. He is survived by wife Lisa Anderson; sons Devon Wade and Zach Wade; stepson Kody Haney; grandson Samuel James Wade; sister Sherrie Sutherland; brother and best friend Joe Wade; mother Sue Boone; nephew Brandon Murphy; nieces Cinnamon Taylor and Christi Emerling; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, great nieces, and great nephews whom all adored Tom so very much. He was preceded in death by his father Buck Wade; stepfather Jack Boone; aunt Patricia Hesseltine; sister-in-law Evette Wade; and stepdaughter Lischelle Shipton.

Tom was an avid outdoorsman. Most days, rain, or shine, you could find Tom, with family in tow, leading the pack on to the next outdoor adventure, as he loved them to be successful in both the water and the woods.  He was considered an expert on when, where and what to use for all types of fish in our beautiful state. On family fishing trips out of Newport, Tom would tell the deck hand how to rig up, how to bait, and where we should be fishing; and he was usually right.  It brought him contentment to cast a hook into the water, hook a steelhead and then hand his pole over so someone else could reel in the catch; just so he could watch the joy on others’ faces.  Whether rifle or pole in hand, Tom always hit his mark with that perfect cast or perfect shot.

Tom could not only catch dinner, but he could cook it too.  Many of nights you could find Tom, in his infamous Jammie Pants, on the back porch, cooking up a feast and ready to share with anyone who wanted or needed a meal.  Tom was the kind of man that would do anything for anyone.  He never turned a cheek when someone was in need. His heart was bigger than all of us put together.  He loved largely and loudly and will be missed by so many.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday August 28, from 3pm-5pm at 30766 Santiam Highway, Lebanon, Oregon 97355. Everyone and anyone is welcome no matter how Tom touched your life please join us to celebrate his.

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