William Lewis “Bill” Wade, 77, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away at his beloved home on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

William Lewis “Bill” Wade, 77, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away at his beloved home on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

His funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bettendorf, Iowa.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Saturday at the church.  An additional visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home in Wellman, Iowa.  

Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Wellman Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Bill was born to Elwin and Loise (Groff) Wade in Iowa City, Iowa on March 25, 1941. He attended Wellman schools, where he was the president of the Future Farmers of America and was quarterback of the football team.

Bill went on to attend and graduate from Iowa Wesleyan College where he had the good fortune to meet the love of his life his freshman year of college, Sara Crume.  Bill and Sara met during the Homecoming dance and spent the next 57 years together as husband and wife. Bill remained very proud of his small town beginnings and could create a connection with anyone from any background.  Bill was a man of quiet yet enduring faith and strong moral convictions.  

He took pride that his wife Sara and adult daughters, Dawn and Allison were his closest confidantes.  Bill will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives he touched.  Bill could make anyone feel as if they were the only person in the room.

He is survived by his wife, Sara of 57 years; his daughters Allison Wade of New York, New York and Dawn Ann (Eric) Swanson of Houston, Texas; his grandchildren, Caroline Louise Swanson and William Henry Swanson; his sister, Betty Jo (John) Beck of Scottsdale, Arizona; his brother, Jeff (Jill) Wade of Rock Mound, Missouri; one niece and four nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Bill’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.