Courtney V. Wade

Born: Fri., Nov. 26, 1948
Died: Tue., Apr. 30, 2019


1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., May 03, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., May 03, 2019
Location: Family meeting friends 4:00 -7:00 PM

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., May 04, 2019
Location: United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, IL

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Courtney Vance Wade, age 70, of Pittsfield, IL passed away at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  He was born on November 26, 1948 in Pittsfield, IL to Walter and Wilma Griffeth Wade.  He married Joellen Cook on February 24, 2003 in Las Vegas, and she survives.

Courtney graduated from Pittsfield High School, and went on to attend Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL.  After graduating from college with a Business Degree, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1968, where he was stationed in Michigan as well as in Iceland.  After his Honorable Discharge from the US Air Force in 1974, Courtney returned back to Pittsfield and joined his father in the real estate business.  He owned and operated Wade Real Estate for 45 years until his passing.  

Courtney was a member of the Masonic Lodge #790 A.F. and A.M., The Shriners, and eventually became a member of the Royal Order of Jesters.  He was also a member the Pittsfield American Legion, the Moose Lodge #420, and a past president and active member of the Jaycees.  Courtney was a member for over 30 years of the Steak Club, as well as serving as President  He served as a board member of the Farmers National Bank of Griggsville.  He was also a member of Old Orchard Country Club and the Illinois Realtor Assocation.

In earlier years, Courtney and Joellen took yearly trips to Arizona and then drove up to Las Vegas to spend several days.  They later purchased a home in the Lake of the Ozarks where they spent many weekends year round, enjoying their time with friends and family.  Courtney was an avid St. Louis Cardinals football and St. Louis Rams football fan, holding season tickets for both teams, and was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.  He also enjoyed taking trips to Talladega with his friends to watch Nascar, and liked to golf.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixteen years, Joellen; his children, Doug Wade of Dixon, IL, Dr. Ryan (Kisha) Wade of Chandler, AZ, Bradley (Rachel) Wade of Wentzville, MO, Adam (Frenny) Wade of Anchorage, AK, Craig (Beth) Riley of Sherman, IL, and Scott (Kayla) Riley of Pittsfield, IL; eleven grandchildren,  Zachary Wade, Andrew Wade, Alani Wade, Bentley Wade, Adelyn Wade, Vance Wade, Hunter Riley, Delaina Riley, Kamryn Riley, Seton Riley, and Will Riley; and two brothers, Dr. Mark (Lori) Wade of Carlinville, IL and Dr. Michael (Scot) Wade of Gilbert, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Wilma Wade; and his sister, Linda Ann Wade.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church with Mick Laflin officiating.  There will be a visitation from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM with family meeting friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, with a Masonic service and Military Honors beginning at 7:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Blessing Hospice, the Pittsfield Fire Department, or to the Pike County Ambulance Service.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Courtney's memory to the following organizations:

Blessing Hospice

Pike County Ambulance Service

Pittsfield Fire Department

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Donald McCartney
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Courtney was a great man and will be missed by many. Know that your family will be in our prayers through this difficult time.

Lisa Leahy
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
Prayers to the entire for comfort and strength. We love all of you. Courtney was a great man and great family friend.

Scott Gatewood
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
Everyone here at Hometown Real Estate would like to offer our sincere condolences. We had the pleasure of working with Courtney over the years. He was a great guy & one of the most knowledgeable real estate brokers in the area. He will be greatly missed.

William E. Shotts
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
Courtney will surely be missed by all. May the presence of our Lord be with you through this very very difficult time. You are all in our prayers.

Mike and Andrea Allen
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Sargent Ayers
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
JoEllen and Family, Mike and Mark and Families: I am so saddened to hear of Courtney’s passing. I have many fond and fun memories of our time together while he attended Griggsville elementary and high school. He always made us laugh with his very clever wit. He will be greatly missed in the community. My prayers will be with your families during this very difficult time. Farewell, my friend!

Missy Borrowman
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
Jo & Family,
Sorry for your loss ! Courtney was a quite man. He didn’t have much to say, but when he did you listened. In the past years he talked to me more and I owe that all to Jo Ellen. He was a different man. I enjoyed our times at Casablanca and going out to dinner with the gang.
He will be missed by all.

Morris Tice
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
I have had the pleasure of knowing Courtney for several years. He will be missed by many. Our prayers and sympathy to the family.
Morris and Barbara Tice

George Embrey
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by George .

Courtney was a good buddy and will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences - George Embrey

Chuck Giger
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
Joellen and family,
On behalf of Courtney’s classmates in the PHS Class of 1966, I offer our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of grief. I personally appreciated Courtney’s friendship and assistance in real estate matters over the years. We will all miss him.

Robin Harshman
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
My deepest sympathy Joellen and to your family. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are with you all. May your love and memories carrying you through this difficult time.

Kay C Sealock
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
Courtney, his family and caregivers have been in my prayers over the past weeks and will continue for his family. I didn't know Courtney well when he came to PHS but our mothers would remind me that they (we) were together in the maternity ward at Illini. ha. I know firsthand that he was very professional and understanding in the way he handled the real estate business. He became a good friend. We will greatly miss him.
PS. I am out of town this week so will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral but I will be thinking of you JoEllen and "boys". Take care.

Staff at Alhonna Resort & Bobbers
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
The Lord took a good man to early. Our deepest condolences for your loss, Courtney you will be missed dearly. We will miss your humor at the Resort. Joellen, if there is anything you need please don’t hesitate to ask. We are here for you.

Gary and Reba White
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
We offered our deepest sympathy to your entire family during this difficult time. We will continue to keep you in our prayers now and in the future. May God comfort and give you and your family strength. Courtney will be missed not only by his family and friends but also the entire community. Love to all

bobette lyman
   Posted Fri May 03, 2019
joellen and family I was so shocked to hear of courtneys passing my prayers are with you now and always

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