Jack E. Dade, 77, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, April 20, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a short illness. He was born in Topeka, Kan., to Wilbur Lawrence Dade and Viola Mable Deckwa Dade on Oct. 17, 1929. The family moved to the Schell City area during the Depression and Jack graduated from high school in El Dorado Springs, Mo. He married Lois Ann Reedy on Dec. 24, 1951, in Nevada.
Jack served in the Marines during the Korean War doing crane work on the docks, and building roads, bridges, and towns for military research. He went to work for Joseph L. Pohl Construction Co. at an early age and worked there his entire civilian life. Upon retirement, he became an active contributor to the Nevada Eagles Lodge No. 3770 and served on several committees. He dearly loved the Eagles Lodge and all their members both living and departed.
The union of Jack and Lois produced five loving children. He is survived by sons and daughters, Tim Dade and his wife, Patricia, Blue Springs, Mo., Monty Dade and his wife, Kathy, Golden City, Mo., Jeff Dade, Nevada, and Dana Dade-Carlin and her husband, Mike; 11 granddaughters, Meschelle, Brecklyn, Jacklyn, Jillian, Tara, Rachel, Meaghan, Kayla, Janessa, Elly and Clara; also one brother, Dean Dade, Belle Vista, Ark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Ann Dade in 1984 and his first-born daughter, Gayle Dade Sanders in 1996.
Funeral services will be held, at 2 p.m., on Monday, April 23, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends from 1-2 p.m., prior to the funeral service on Monday.
Those who wish may contribute in his memory to the Nevada Eagles Lodge No. 3770 in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
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