Roy “Steven” Wade

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Steve Wade joined his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 21, 2023. He was 72 years of age.

Visitation: 6 – 8PM Tuesday, October 24 at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Services:  10AM Wednesday, October 25 at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Brother Kerry Groce and Brother Joe Peebles officiating.

Steve was born on December 19, 1951, in Waco, Texas.  He was the son of Virgie (Robinson) Armstrong and Albert Carl Wade.  He attended Waco public schools and graduated from University High School.  Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy where he served his country during the Vietnam Conflict with two years active duty and three years naval reserve.

On January 30, 1982, he married the love of his life, Kay Wade and at the same time became a father to her two sons Ronnie and Michael.  He accepted us as his very own and was extremely proud to call us his sons.

Shortly after their marriage, Steve began working for his uncle at Loop 340 Garage which was founded by his uncle Jack and late father Carl.  Steve and his uncle would be joined by his older brother Ed and the two would become owners in 1988.  He has faithfully given his all to the business for the last forty years.

Whether you knew him as Steve, Pete, A-Hole, Brother, Dad, or Pa, you are truly blessed to have known him.  He never met a stranger and was a friend to all.  Most people didn’t know him as a Godly man, but he was.  His shop was his church.  He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.  He fixed as many cars for free as he did for money.  He became a father and mentor to many young men and just wanted everyone to know they were loved and their life mattered.  He’s going to be dearly missed.

Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Wade; father, Carl Wade and stepfather, Grady Armstrong; brother and sister-in-law Ed & Paula Wade, and brother Gary Wade.

He is survived by his mother, Virgie Armstrong of Waco; son, Ronnie & wife Kristi of Waco; son, Michael & wife Penny of Crawford; grandchildren, Jackson, Connor, Mackensie, Marissa, Allie, Emily, & Jay; sister-in-law Rachel Wade, of Waco; many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as numerous others he mentored and loved like his own.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Mr. Wade was a great man. Didn’t know him for long but he was a good friend to everyone. He’s gonna be sorely missed. Love and prayers to his family

  2. My late husband, Walter Engleman, worked with him at the power plant. He called him by his nickname “Porky”. He used to go by the garage to visit him. He really liked him. My condolence to the family.

    • Yes, I had forgotten that everyone used to call him
      Porky. Gave me a good laugh with all the tears. Thanks for remembering.
      Rachel Wade

  3. I have never met a MAN like Steve, he was honest & fix your vehicle without during something that was necessary. He didn’t pull any punches, he would tell you like it was. I can’t say there was time when I left his shop that he didn’t shake my hand & say take care of yourself. I know that there is rejoicing in heaven, when he met Kay once again. I will miss you BUDDY.

  4. Thomas Cunningham

    Having known Steve for 40+ years. his most obvious characteristic was his love for EVERYONE. Steve knew no strangers. His joy was shared with ALL. i will miss you dear friend. Heaven will be further enriched by your presence.
    May God bless and comfort all the family in this time of sorrow,
    Tom and Jean Cunningham

  5. Steve was a good man. He helped us out many times with our vehicles when we were young and money was tight. I loved his sense of humor. Many people were blessed to have him as a friend.

  6. Tony and Irene Saenz

    Mr. Wade you will be missed . Our love , prayers and condolence to your family🙏Tony and Irene Saenz

  7. Kathy Thompson Moss

    I have known Steve since we were kids. Our dad’s worked together on all kinds of stuff when they lived on Park St. He always met you with a smile
    and hug. Hope u r smiling with Kay, Ed, Gary, and ur dad in heaven. U will be missed.

  8. Deanna Hollenback

    Steve was a wonderful and caring man. He would give you the shirt off his back if it would help you. He would always smile and was so friendly. When Kay dies part of him did to. She was the love of his life, her and the family meant the world to him. He will be greatly missed, but we all know that Kay was standing waiting on him at the Pearly gates. For the family keep all those great memories and cherish the time you have to share them with each other.

  9. Phillip and Joyce Stocks

    Steve was a good person and a great friend. So sorry to hear of his passing. I never saw him when he wasn’t smiling or laughing. Always treated me with kindness and respect as I did him. He will be sorely missed. Prayers for the family in this Tim’s of grief.

  10. Sammy and Patti Mc Mahan

    Steve was a great person and a good friend. May he rest in peace. You’re with your brothers and your wife now In Heaven. May God bless your family.

  11. I loved him so much was like a family member to me…..He never said nothing but sweet and nice things to me and if he could help me he was always there…I will always love him ❤️, and I will miss him dearly…The Good lord needed him,I’m in tears didn’t know we lost him but I love that family and I’m praying for all the family…LOVE YALL AND IM PRAYING FOR HIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY..Love always Debbie Howard

  12. Steve was such a wonderful guy. Always upbeat and never seemed to be troubled until Kay passed. He really missed her but now I know they are both together. Thanks for always helping me and my family out with car issues, etc, Steve. You treated us like family. Praying for the Wade Family during this sad time.
    Martha Pryor Holt

  13. The Parks Family (Jack & Karen)

    Steve greeted me with a great big smile and a kind word, every time I brought a family vehicle in to be repaired.
    His legacy will live on through his family and friends and he will never be forgotten.
    May he rest peacefully in the hands of our loving Father, our Lord and Savior!
    Prayers and condolences go out to Steve’s family and friends.

  14. Steve with my cousin on my daddy’s side Dub Robinson. You will miss tremendously you were good man Steve and now you join your beautiful wife you have been missing so bad. Prayers to family and mother Aunt birdie

  15. Elizabeth Nichols

    I groomed Steve and Kay’s dog, Dulce Mia, since she was a puppy. He continued to bring her in every other week since Kay passed and always took such good care of her. He was such a generous guy, and never missed an appointment, and always made the front desk girls smile. Everyone at Woofgang is so saddened to hear of his passing. We will all miss him. I hope Dulce is doing well, we miss her too.

  16. I am so lost for words , my husband and l have know Steve for 30 years . Steve was always the person to help me out having a hubby that was always on the road and out of town he came to my rescue so many times with broken down vehicles , he knew automobiles and was a great old school mechanic . He had a true love for people , he was such a caring and genuine person , l was so saddened finding this out from Steve’s buddy who runs the tire shop in Belmead yesterday.!! Loop 340 garage will never be the same with out Steve, but happy to know his right hand man who was always at Steve’s side will continue the Legacy . RIP we will always be grateful for your kindness. Tracy and Julie Smith Hewitt TX

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