Michael Brett Wade

 Michael Brett WadeMichael Brett Wade joined the Lord and the great cloud of witnesses in the heavens on March 3, 2021 at 12pm. Michael passed away while surrounded by his loving wife and two daughters at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Michael was 64 years old.

Michael is survived by his wife Pattye, their children Victoria and Clint Perry, and Katie and Iseah Angkiangco; the world’s three most amazing grandchildren: Jaxon Wade, Mia Rose, and Elizabeth Marie. He is also survived by his father Bill Wade, and siblings Crystal (and Don), Mark (and Leslie) and Seana (and Janna), as well as a host of other family and friends who love him dearly.

Michael Brett Wade was born to Bill and Dorothy Wade in Dallas, Texas on January 20, 1957. Michael joined the U.S. Navy in September 1976 and served his country honorably for 25 years. After his Navy retirement, he continued to support his country as a civil servant System Administrator.

While stationed in San Diego, CA in 1981, Michael met his first mate and love of his life, Pattye while training her in the IV room. Their first date was on May 3rd and 57 days later they were married on June 28, 1981, at Kiestwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. In 1985, Pattye was honorably discharged from the Navy upon expectation of their first child, Victoria; two years later Katie was born and completed the family. Michael was a loving and faithful husband and devoted and proud father. His daughters will always treasure his sense of humor, belly laughs, and long-winded explanations. As a Pop, Michael was always holding his grandbabies and never missed a moment.

Michael had many gifts and talents. The Lord blessed him with a beautiful voice which he used regularly to worship Him. Through his gift of teaching, he taught children’s Sunday School, led the AWANA program, and volunteered during Vacation Bible School. He was strong in his faith and his convictions, and served as a deacon. As a son, brother, husband, father, and Pop, he strove to not simply teach the Word, but live out his faith daily. His unconditional love for his family was a demonstration of God’s grace and mercy.

Michael loved long drives and never needed a map to know exactly where he was going. Michael had a heart for adventure and for Texas football. If you were in the Wade house, you didn’t get to hold the remote: that was his! Give him a messed up computer, and it would be diagnosed and fixed before you could blink. He loved to read fantasy books, watch western and action movies, and play video games. Michael carried on his mom’s family tradition of cooking raviolis every Christmas. Michael was a man of faith who balanced strength, humility, and grace.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 13th at 11am at the Immanuel Christian School Chapel, 201 W Graaf Ave. Military honors will be presented. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you please donate to Immanuel Baptist Church of Ridgecrest, CA or the China Lake Museum Foundation.

Story First Published: 2021-03-12