James Wade Williams: Bladenboro

1940 – 2020

     James Wade Williams of Bladenboro passed away on Thursday, April 16. He was 79.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lottie Williams; son, Ricky Devone Williams; daughter-in-law, Ida Williams; sister, Barbara Stanley; and brother, Tommy Williams.

     Wade leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Candy Hester Williams; two sons, Tony Williams and Christopher Williams (Amanda), both of Lumberton; step-son Shannon Smith (Regina) of Bladenboro; two step-daughters, Donna Allen (Mark) and Ivey Willoughby (Eric), both of Bladenboro; brother Ronnie Williams (Doris) of Williams Township; two sisters, Sandra Hardee (Paul) of Whiteville and Lori Ann Etheridge (Brian); nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a special beloved fur baby, Toby.

     Wade was retired from Atlantic Corp. in Tabor City.

     Wade loved God, his family, his church and his fur baby, Toby. He was a people person and never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed.

     A drive-in funeral service was planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Northside Baptist Church in Bladenboro with Dr. Ricky Donaldson and Russell Benson officiating service.

     Vehicles will be directed in and out of parking lot. Everyone is asked to remain in their vehicles.

     A private burial was planned to follow service.

     A guest register is available here.