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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