Dexter Allen Wade Sr., 70, of Niles, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his home of natural causes.
He was born June 27, 1942. He was a manufacturing crane operator and loved playing horseshoes, fishing, bowling and softball.
He married Marlene (Hatcher) Wade on April 23, 2011, in Niles. She survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Ruth Wade; brothers, Clifford Thompson Jr. and Andrew Wade; and sisters, Cletha Dungey, Cheryl Sue Swift and Rita Berry.
Dexter is survived by his wife, Marlene; sons, Dexter (Lenna) Wade Jr., of South Bend, Kenneth Wade, of South Bend, Adrian Wade, of Indianapolis, and Shawn Moffitt, of Niles; daughters, Sheila (Sam Perry) Wade, of Niles, Perrette (Tony) Phillips, of Indianapolis, and Dekkia (Dimitry) Bernard, of Indianapolis; stepdaughter, Cherie Taylor, of South Bend; brothers, Mitchell Thompson, of Buchanan, and Richard Wade, of Niles; sister, Ruth (Henry) Mayo, of Buchanan; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Bethel Apostolic Tabernacle, Buchanan. Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.