OBITUARY: U.S. Army Veteran David Michael Wade Sr., 73, of Titusville, has died peacefully

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The devotion he showed to his country proved that David was a proud warrior

David Michael Wade Sr. 73 of Titusville, Florida passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. David will be fondly remembered by his wife Elizabeth Wade and his children: Denise Koukos (Nikolaos), David Wade Jr. and John Wade; and his beloved grandchildren: Aiden and Addison Koukos.

While in the military, David was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and two service bars in the army. ‘foreign.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – David Michael Wade Sr. 73 of Titusville, Florida passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. David will be fondly remembered by his wife Elizabeth Wade and his children: Denise Koukos (Nikolaos), David Wade Jr. and John Wade; and his beloved grandchildren: Aiden and Addison Koukos.

He was predeceased by his father John Lester Wade and his mother Elizabeth McGiffin Dymock, his brothers Charles Shelton, Dennis Lester Wade and his son Dennis Michael Wade. David is survived by his siblings: Geraldine Ortz, Kathy Quinn (Gary), Nancy Rupert, Bonnie Jordan (Forest) and Thomas Dymock (Kim).

While David made Titusville his home for many years, he was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He attended and graduated from AC Valley High School before joining the military where he was deployed to Vietnam. While in the military, David was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and two service bars in the army. ‘foreign.

The devotion he showed to his country proved that David was a proud warrior. David worked as an assistant manager for the Pantry Pride grocery store before taking a job for Carroll Distributing selling Eagle Snacks. He ended his career serving his community working for the Westside Baptist Church.

David loved classic cars, including his 1954 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, which he meticulously maintained. He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending his time outdoors. David was a devoted family man who enjoyed watching his grandson’s baseball games. He tended to include the local neighborhood in his extended family, giving everyone a home when they needed it.

His larger than life personality had a soul too big for just one person, so he shared the love he had with anyone who needed it. David’s most prized position was his family, and he wore that pride like a badge of honor. It is, was and always will be one of a kind. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Indian River United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 1 p.m.

Military honors will take place later at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Sculptor Charter Schools Playground Fundraiser.

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