James Lester Wade

James Lester Wade, 52, of Laurel, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 after battling cancer.

He is survived by his four children, Candice Terry, Chaney Wade, Sunnie Gaddis and Jaime Crane; and his parents W.L. Wade and Erma Wade. He is also survived by this three brothers, Jeff Wade, Bill Wade and Anthony Wade; and one sister, Tommy Jean Maxey.

James, also known as Jr., loved playing his guitars, riding motorycles and being with his family. He was an employee of Laurel Machine and Foundry for a year before being diagnosed with his second round of cancer. Jr. was a fighter until the end and passed away peacefully in his parents’ home surrounded by loved ones.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Memory Chapel. Internment will be in Pleasant Home Cemetery. Pastor Bryan Beech and Pastor Stanley Doggett will officiate.