Howard Francis Wade

1981 - 2015

  • 33 years old
  • Date of birth:  May 12th, 1981
  • Place of birth:  Dallas, Texas
  • Date of passing:  March 22nd, 2015
  • Place of passing:  NC
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Howard Wade, 33, born on May 12th, 1981 and passed away on March 22nd, 2015. We will remember him forever.
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Candle lit  by loretta rayford-lindley on April 2nd, 2015

It certainly was an honor having crossed paths with Mr. Howard Wade, while at City Hall of Fort Valley. There are very few people you meet who is a total package & he was as I recall a young man with vision, goal, passion and integrity. His stance & demeanor spoke volumes & left an imprint in so many he came across. He indeed was a gifted young man of God. Sharonita may God bless you.

Candle lit  by Timothy Gray on April 2nd, 2015

CPT Wade was a great leader and friend he will be missed by many

Candle lit  by Shonnette Durham on April 2nd, 2015

From the first day I met him in his first days of being in the Army he was so driven, passionate, caring, intelligent I mean I could go on and on. I remember the birth of his daughter, his marriage he was sooo happy with both events. Even we were in Iraq his smile would make your cloudiest days sunny and he was genuine. You have made a tremendous impact in everyone's life. RIP Sir.

Candle lit  by Kijonna Roe on April 2nd, 2015

Howard, we will definitely miss you! You were an awesome brother and a great example of what a father/brother/husband should be! Rest in Heaven sir! Miss Lailah and Sharonita, you guys are in my thoughts and prayers!

Candle lit  by Samantha Frazier on April 3rd, 2015

A warrior, a leader, a Wildcat and an inspiration. You will be missed!

Candle lit  by priscilla jones on April 3rd, 2015

Thoughts of you forever will enter my mind!! Howard was most definitely one of a kind and could bring joy to anyone that may have been going through something.
my feelings for Howard was love at  first sight  and that love will never die,my brother couldn't have introduced me to no one greater.
I love you Sharonita and Lala

Candle lit  by Mattie White on April 3rd, 2015

May God be with you and your Daughter doing this time of sorrow.

Mattie E White& family

Candle lit  by Ricky Havok on April 3rd, 2015

Today, and forever on, you rest easy brother. I only had the pleasure of meeting you once, back in 2011 for homecoming, but even that time gave me a lasting impression of you. A strong man, and a strong spirit. Everything a true Alpha is supposed to be and inspire. We'll miss you big bruh.

Candle lit  by Latoya Goodwin on April 3rd, 2015

May God continue to watch over your family and keep them strong during this tragic time. You will truly be missed. A good man gone too soon. Rest in paradise Howard.

Candle lit  by Tiffany Spradley on April 3rd, 2015

A man whom whenever around always wore and generated a smile. A man of tremendous character, compassion and sincerity. A model for many. A husband and awesome father to two of the most loved! My brother...You will forever be missed. Sharonita and Laila, please find strength in the words left by so many who care. I love you guys!

Candle lit  by Christy Childress on April 3rd, 2015

His smile lit up the room, and his love for his family made me adore him. The time my family got to spend with yours will always be etched on my heart. We love you guys! Father, I pray you will hold this family in your arms and give them strength through this tragedy. Give them a peace that surpasses all understanding in Jesus name, Amen. RIP CPT WADE!! We are here for you guys!

Candle lit  by Deborah Silva on April 3rd, 2015

RIP to a Great Leader and warrior.  He had a contagious smile and big heart.  My prayers goes out to his family.  It was an honor to serve with him.

Candle lit  by Antonio Jackson on April 3rd, 2015

My family and I truly enjoyed the time we spent with Howard. I met a lot of men in my day that I considered a friend but none with a heart as big as Howard's. His presence could light up any room. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your daughter.

Candle lit  by Kadreka Jenkins on April 4th, 2015

RIP Francis! I am still in were always such a nice person with a smile of gold...I pray that God covers your family with strength and peace at this time...

Candle lit  by Delwin Canady on April 4th, 2015

I would like to send condolences to the family of Howard Wade. I met when I was a freshman at Fort Valley State University. He is one of the best people I have ever known. To me he was a big brother, and as a military man myself, he is a brother in arms, and in God's arm today and forever. He is a leader of men. Howard will be missed by this world, but I know why God called on him. As a human bein

Candle lit  by Adrian Holsendolph on April 4th, 2015

I am happy that God allowed me to cross paths with Howard. You had such a beautiful presence and that smile sealed the deal, always kind and helpful. I'm so glad that my friend and line sister had the pleasure of calling you her husband because to know you was to know beauty and love. She will always have a piece of you in your beautiful daughter. RIP Howard, you will truly be missed.

Candle lit  by Linda Selsey on April 4th, 2015

I met Cpt Wade at the child development center where Laila attended. He and Sharonita were the nicest couple I had ever met. Both of them had a smile that lite up a room. CPt  Wade used to call me little hands because mine were so much smaller than his. He was a beautiful person and loved his family very much. I pray God 's peace, joy and comfort will continue to rest upon the famiy.

Candle lit  by Gordon Baxter on April 5th, 2015

Howard and I worked together at ALU as intructors.  The first time we met we hit it off like we had know each other for years.  He would always come upstairs or I would go down and see him.  We always had great conversations and talked about everything good or bad.  He was truly a joy to be around and had geniue concern and care for others.  It was an honor and pleasure to know him.

Candle lit  by Derrick Barker on April 11th, 2015

It hard to believe you are gone, but I know God have a great man with him now. I remember our FVSU days, and we all dreamed of how it going to be after graduation. I always look up to you because, you always  had a big heart, and you always wanted to help others.  RIP  my friend, I going to pray for your family .

Candle lit  by Jason Clayton on March 7th, 2016

I am totally speechless...It is so hard to believe that the world will never see your smile or be blessed by your dynamic personality again.  I remember like it was yesterday we were at Ft. Lee passing one another in the halls telling jokes and laughing, secretly throwing up the "Phi" in formations or in briefings. I will keep your family in prayer.  You will never be forgotten. '06!!!

Candle lit  by James Smith on May 12th, 2016

While stationed at Ft.Stewart 04-07 plus are deployment together  you never made me feel enlisted or any less than a man because of your rank. Thank you for the wisdom that I carry with me everyday. You are greatly missed and truly loved. R.I.P my brother

Candle lit  by Vince Nuanes on May 12th, 2016

For my first re enlistment CPT Wade was the officer who read the oath at the ceremony.  it was at the motor pool at fort bragg.  he didnt need the oath printed out to read it, he had it memorized.  my wife and son were there and that was a special moment of my life and im glad that he was there with me to share.  i will never forget him. RIP sir.

Candle lit  by Matthew Dagle on May 13th, 2016

Howard was a great man, I rember times in Iraq when I was going through some family issues and he was their for me, never judge me and always had something positive to say to get me through. He was gone to soon, but he will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Sir

Candle lit  by Douglas Nelson on May 13th, 2016

A true homie, he was crazy as hell, laughing and joking with him everyday about the stuff in Iraq! A damn good S3 also, as a 1SG I never had to beat up the S3 shop. RIP brutha!

Candle lit  by Theresa Davis on May 13th, 2016

It's so amazing how much of an impact he left on so many souls. Just recently, I was driving and in passing this vehicle was turning in front of me, and I seen this infectious smile and amazing image of the Angel  we all called CPT Wade. If I didn't know any better I would have sworn it was him. I can't remember one encounter with him that wasn't fun filled and full of life. RIH Sir

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