Claude Feagan Wade, 85, of Nineveh, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Nineveh.
He was born April 4, 1931, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to his parents Claude Davis and Gladys (Feagan) Wade.
He married Veda (Tyson) Wade on June 20, 1959, in Madisonville, Kentucky.
He was an entomologist and worked, as an apiarist, for the Department of Natural Resources, for the State of Indiana.
He also was a U.S. Army veteran, achieving the rank of tech sergeant. He served in the Korean War between the years of 1953 and 1956. He also served in the National Guard for eight years.
He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with his master’s degree.
Claude was a member of the Nineveh Christian Church, the Johnson County Garden Club, the Trafalgar Country Gardeners, and was a Master Gardener.
He enjoyed writing articles for the Outdoor Indiana Magazine and the Garden Club.
He also enjoyed fishing, beekeeping, photography and was a wildlife enthusiast.
He enjoyed serving the Lord by going on short-term mission trips.
Claude is survived by his wife of 57 years, Veda Wade of Nineveh; three children, Karyn (Marion) Hakes of Franklin, C. Michael Wade and Susan (Paul) Anderson, both of Nineveh; four grandchildren, Christopher Hakes, Jacob, Luke and Rachel Anderson, all of Nineveh; and two nephews, David (Susan) Chiles and Mike (Wanda) Chiles, both of Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Ann Chiles
A service with military honors is being conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nineveh Christian Church, 1261 E. County Road 775 South. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service, at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.