Wilbur W. Spade

December 22, 1929 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 91)


Wilbur W. Spade, 91, died peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, April 25, 2021 surrounded by

family and friends and his dog, Sandy.

He was born December 22, 1929, to Ralph and Jenness Spade. After his mother died when he was only

5 months old, he was raised by his grandmother, Julia Spade, and his aunt, Ethel Spade. He lived his

whole life in Wayne County.

On January 28, 1950, he married Cotta I Long. They were married for 57 years before her death on

June 5, 2007.

Wilbur worked in pipeline construction and after his retirement, he owned and operated Spade


Wilbur loved family reunions, ice fishing, camping and mowing grass.

He is survived by daughter, Jeannie Tyler, of Wooster, sons, Richard (Robin) Spade of Wooster and

Larry (Shelly) Spade of Creston, grandchildren, Michelle (Ken) Hiner, Erica (Michael) Springer,

Richard Spade, Jeremi (Tammy Hales) Spade, Angela (Jason) Slarb, Bryan Spade, and Scott (Angela)

Spade, and special friend, Ruth Robinson. Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-


He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Christina Elliot, a great great-granddaughter, Lillian Marie

Ventrone, three sisters, Ruth Miller, Esther Zimmerman and Fayanna Beichler and two brothers, Carl

and Charles Spade.

Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday April 29, 2021 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with Rev.

Sue Chidley officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jeromesville United Methodist Church P.O. Box 116

Jeromesville, OH 44840 or to LifeCare Hospice 1900 Akron Road Wooster, OH 44691.

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April 29, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

Funeral Service
April 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

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