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Hanson Lee Wade

Born: 6/1/1927

Died: 1/8/2003

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Hanson Lee Wade, 75, passed away January 8, 2003 at Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant. He was born June 1, 1927 at Bethel, Oklahoma to Robinson Wade and Malium Carterby (Leflore, Wade) Cobb. His father passed away when he was three years old. His mother remarried to Albert Cobb.

Hanson married Josephene Fobb on July 10, 1951 in Tipton, Oklahoma. He was of Presbyterian faith, a member and deacon at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in Pickens, Oklahoma.

They had lived in and traveled between Battiest and Frederick, Oklahoma. At one time they had lived in Ft. Worth, Texas. Then in June of 1964, relocated to Los Angeles, California through the BIA relocation program. In Los Angeles, he found employment with a manufacturing company for the first year. Later, in 1965, he gained employment with Los Angeles City Unified School District. Where he worked until he retired in June of 1990 as Plant Manager III.

After returning from California in December 1990, he settled in Broken Bow, Oklahoma until the last year of his life when he resided in a nursing facility in Durant, Oklahoma.

Mr. Wade loved sports, playing baseball and basketball as a youth. He also spent some time as a bronc and bull rider in rodeos. He loved country/western music and enjoyed singing gospel songs. He was an avid guitar player in his younger days. At one time in his teens, he played with Bob Wills. He also sang with Ernest Tubb.

He was an exceptional and strong Christian worker. He enjoyed going to gospel singing at different churches, no matter the distance. As a Christian, he beleived in helping others. No one was turned away when asking for help.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepdad; his wife; six sisters, Dena Hensley, Lorincie Hicks, Amanda Marshall, Artemisue Wade, Suzanne Burris and Nellie Faye Beers; toe brothers, Carlo Wade and Samuel Wade; nephews, Joe Ray Hicks, and niece Pearline Osburne.

Survivors include a sister, Josphine Reyes of Frederick, Oklahoma; two sons, Thomas Noah, Sr. of Broken Bow, Oklahoma and Jimmy L. Wade of Calera, Oklahoma; a daughter, Joyce L. Gilmore of Calera; seven grandchildren, Eli Noah, Chris Steele, Thomas Noah, Jr., Geneva Cervantes, Kristy Tales, Garrison Gregg and Josephine Rosa Gilmore; 13 great-grandchildren, Tommy and Austin Noah, Dylan and Alexandros Yazzie, Nokoda Noah, Delan616,Richadeen York”