Raleigh H. Wade, Jr., 63, was called to his heavenly home on October 13, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria Sharon Hailey Wade, son, Christopher Wade, daughter, Kathryn Flynn (Dustin), four grandchildren, Zachary, Hannah, and Emily Wade, and Alexis Duffey, and sister, Teresa Scoggins (Buddy). He was preceded in death by his father, Raleigh H. Wade, Sr., and mother, Mary Eggleston Wade. Raleigh loved time with his family and was always willing to lend a helping hand to someone in need. He enjoyed being outdoors gardening and landscaping and loved sharing fruits and vegetables he grew with neighbors and friends. Raleigh was friend to many, and some knew him as “Pete”. He was a dedicated employee of BGF Industries at the South Hill and Altavista plants where he made many great friends. Raleigh was also an active deacon at Friendship Baptist Church and loved his church family. He will be dearly missed. The service will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Friendship Baptist Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Cheryl Whirley

    14 October 2018 2 months ago

    Sharon and family. I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are for your comfort and strength.

  2. Bobby Newcomb

    14 October 2018 2 months ago

    My sincere condolences to the entire family for their loss of such a wonderful man that we all knew. He was a hard worker and will always be remembered for the little talks he often had with me durning my childhood life.

  3. Doug Styers

    14 October 2018 2 months ago

    Hi Sharon & Family
    So sorry to learn of your loss. Raleigh is now at Home and resting well with no pain, sickness ever to bare again. That is a wonderful feeling to know in our minds forever more. We will all meet him again soon and what a glorious reunion that will be.
    with all our love Sharon,
    Doug, Rosa Lee, Eddie Styers, and Renee’ Styers Grubbs

  4. Frieda T. Whirley

    15 October 2018 2 months ago

    My heart aches for you all. So sorry and saddened by this news. Gods grace is sufficient to comfort you all during this time and the days to come. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

  5. Michelle Reed

    15 October 2018 2 months ago

    He was a very sweet person. Will miss him at BGF.

  6. Tameka Slayton

    15 October 2018 2 months ago

    Praying for you all Pete was a great person and the best supervisor he will truly be missed

  7. Benjamin D. Pannell

    15 October 2018 2 months ago

    Mr Pete as I called him!Mr Wade was a great man and always friendly!!He’ll surely be missed by many and in a mighty way!I didn’t work for him !But he was a great supervisor to work!!May the works I’ve done speak for me!!That’s Mr Wade!!R.I.P !!To the Wade family .Be encouraged!!

  8. JOYCE DALTON

    15 October 2018 2 months ago

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family at this time. Pete will be missed by all of BGF (AltaVista) and was a great guy. He will be in a good place and the Lord knows best.

  9. Betty Wilmoth

    16 October 2018 2 months ago

    Little Pete was a wonderful man. As a child I remember stopping by with my dad Abraham and they would talk.God has gained another angel. Prayers for you all. We will see him again one day.

  10. David Logwood

    16 October 2018 2 months ago

    Our Prayers are with the Family. He was great to work with at BGF. He will truly be missed.

  11. james jennings

    16 October 2018 2 months ago

    We will all miss pete he was truly a angel on earth He was a great person and friend 2 all that knew him God has called his angel home we all will truly miss u pete

  12. Teresa Miller

    16 October 2018 2 months ago

    He was a good man and will certainly be missed my prayers are with the family.Pete always made his way to our department and spoke to everyone.RIP

  13. Efuth Vaughan

    16 October 2018 2 months ago

    Sharon, Christopher, and Kathryn I am so sorry to hear about Raleigh. You guys are in my prayers.

  14. Kendall Marsh

    16 October 2018 2 months ago

    I worked for Pete for almost three years he was a great man to work for always friendly and helpful I will miss our conversations. Prayers for the family

  15. Callie Wilmoth Day

    17 October 2018 2 months ago

    God bless your family at this time. Little Pete Wade was a great friend to our family. He will be missed

  16. Sherry Smith Green

    21 October 2018 2 months ago

    So very sorry for your loss. I grew up with teresa and Pete. Spent a lot of time at their home. He was such a very nice person

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