Vigen Memorial Home obituary - Irvin R. Wade, Jr., 74, Hamilton


Irwin R. “Sonny” Wade, Jr., 74 of Hamilton, IL died Saturday, October 31, 2020 at his home.
He was born April 2, 1946 in Keokuk, IA the son of Irwin R., Sr. and Gwendolyn Mae Phillips Wade. Sonny graduated from Central Lee High School in Donnellson, IA.
On September 4, 1966 he was united in marriage to Linda Bell in Keokuk. She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Traci Hollerud (Randy) of Andalusia, IL and Kerri Huffman (Shaun) of Key Largo, FL, one son, Scott Wade (Brenda) of Cedar Park, TX, five grandchildren, Andrew Wade of Riverton, IL, Skylar Wade of Cedar Park, TX, Abby Hollerud of Andalusia, IL and Bella and Izaak Huffman both of Key Largo, FL. He is also survived by one brother, Ron Wade (Diane) of Keokuk, three sisters, Kathy Rader of Keokuk, Debbie Wade and Melinda Plowman (Jeff) both of Hamilton, IL, one brother-in-law, Jeff Johnston of IA and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents, one brother, Don Wade, one half-brother, Dick Rickert and one great-niece, Carissa Horton.
Sonny had worked several factories through the years, including Henkel and Stone Container. For twenty-five years, he had worked at Pizza Hut in Keokuk and will be remembered by many in the tristate area for his friendly delivery of hot pizzas to their door.
Sonny was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Keokuk and was a member of Bridge to Heaven Ministries.
Sonny enjoyed collecting eagles and watching his favorite television shows, Gunsmoke and The Waltons and also liked watching Hallmark movies. He found great strength in his Bible and daily devotions.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Thursday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with family meeting with friends from 6-8 p.m. Social distancing requirements will be in place and masks are required.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Bridge to Heaven Ministries.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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