Thomas Wade

Jesse Thomas Wade, 81, of Wellborn passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. The family will receive visitors from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 2, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.   Graveside services will be held Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wellborn Cemetery, 4119 Greens Prairie,Wellborn with, The Rev. Joe Dowling & Rev. Rick Dowling officiating.

Thomas was born August 29, 1933 to Jesse Herbert and Myrtle Dowling Wade in Wellborn, TX. He graduated from A&M Consolidated in 1952 and married Elsie Mae Marquart on February 14, 1953 in College Station. They have four children, Beth, Pam, Tommy, and Sherry. Thomas served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954 – 1956.

Thomas was the perfect example of what a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend should be. He will be greatly missed.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elsie Marquart Wade of Wellborn, Tx.; daughter, Beth Hammock and husband Tim of Wellborn, Tx.; daughter, Sherry Boyd and friend Patrick of Wellborn, Tx; son, Tommy Wade and wife Debbie of Jacksonville, Tx; adopted daughter Patsy Nagel and husband Louis of Spring, Tx.   Grandchildren, Brandi Wade of Chicago, Il.; James Smith and wife Kristi of College Station, Tx; Nikolas Boyd and wife Jennifer of College Station, Tx.; and Curtis Smith of Dallas, Tx.; four great grandchildren, Brittany, Bethany, Brianna, & Colton Smith; great-great -granddaughter, Alena Alvarez; sister, Winnie Veazey of Wellborn, Tx., and sister-in-law, Joann Wade of Wellborn, Tx.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Myrtle Wade; sisters, Dorothy Redman and Cora Taylor; brother Bobby Jo Wade; daughter Pamela Wade Smith; in-laws Seth and Elizabeth Marquart.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to one of the following or your favor charity in Mr. Wade’s honor: KD Bar Bible Camp, 8094 CR 126, Caldwell, Tx 77836 or to Hospice Brazos Valley, 509 W. 26th Street, Bryan, Tx. 77803


  1. Elsie, my heart goes out to your family. I have the fondest memories of spending time with your family. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Lord, hear our prayers.

    Love you.

    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of
    us.” – Helen Keller

  2. It is with great sadness that I have read about Thomas’ passing away. He was a great guy and good friend that I enjoyed seeing at the “Best of the 50s’ Reunions. I regret I didn’t get to visit with him at the last one. With deepest sympathy, Bill Cooner

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