Thomas Olden Wade was born November 24, 1930 in Sardis to Lawrence Olden and Effie Lena (Carollton) Wade. He passed from this life August 24, 2011, in Durant at the age of 80. Thomas served his country in the United States Marine Corps, working his way up to Sergeant. He married Neta Fay Labor in Wilburton in 1951. Together, they had two daughters before parting ways. Thomas retired from the Dallas Police Department where he worked for many years as an investigator. He later married Guinda Homer in Arkansas. Thomas enjoyed working on old cars, listening to music, collecting things, traveling, reading, & "debating" with others. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family & friends. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents: Lawrence & Effie Wade; brother: Moody Wade; a sister: Vanita Buchholz; and the mother of his children: Neta Faye Labor Wade. He is survived by his wife: Guinda Wade of Point, TX.; daughters: Lesa Wade Smith & husband Jeff of McAlester, and Mitzi Wade Keck of Durant; stepsons: Tybo Hinton of Dallas, TX., and Jack Hinton of Austin, TX.; grandchildren: Shane Smith, Kaine Smith & wife Mandi, Sarah Stephens; great-grandchildren: Alexis Smith, Dylan Smith, Sailor Smith, Hudson Smith, & Harbor Smith; five step-grandchildren; eleven step great-grandchildren; brother: Paul Wade of Antlers; sisters: Clessie Monroe of Durant, Desi Locke of Purcell, Verna Berry & Martha Rogers both of Muskogee, & Lena Faye Lawless of Antlers; as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Sardis Lake Cemetery Community Center with Terrin Anderson officiating. Musical selections included: "Love Without End, Amen" and "On A Cloud." Video music included: “In Color,” “Daddy’s Hands,” “You Can Let Go” and “I Can Only Imagine.” Graveside music included: “Seven Spanish Angels.” Pallbearers were Shane Smith, Kaine Smith, Robert Keck, Jeff Smith, Tybo Hinton and Randy Monroe. Honorary pallbearers include Ronald Monroe and James Jackson. Interment followed at the Sardis Lake Cemetery in Clayton. Family and friends may send online condolences at www.millscoffey.com .
Funeral services conducted by Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers