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Indiana shooter passes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by plaw, Oct 19, 2011.

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  1. plaw

    plaw Active Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Indiana Trapshooter, Ralph Wade, has shot his last target, Ralph started shooting ata in 1963, Shooting close to 100,000 targets, he was well known in central and southren Indiana, Ralph also won the Indiana state handicap, I don't what yr. it was. You never saw Ralph at a shoot without his son Logan.He will be missed................
  2. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I read in the Shelbyville newspaper of his passing. I always enjoyed seeing Ralph and his son at shoots, and will miss his conversations.

    My condolences to his family.

    Danny Bennett
    Rush County Conservation Club
  3. rtclark21

    rtclark21 Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Ralph Edward Wade, 82, of Columbus, formerly of Flat Rock, passed away at 6:12 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

    Mr. Wade had been a program specialist for ASCS for 32 years and retired in 1984. He was a member of Flat Rock United Methodist Church, Farmer's Masonic Lodge, Flat Rock Order of the Eastern Star, and Amateur Trapshooting Association.

    He loved trapshooting, flower and vegetable gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

    The funeral will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Rev. Leslie Fix officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Flat Rock Cemetery in Flat Rock, IN.

    Memorials may be given to Flat Rock United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

    Mr. Wade was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Bartholomew County, the son of Walter and Mamie Bell Snider Wade. He married Joanna Lawless on Jan. 21, 1951, at the Flat Rock United Methodist Church and she survives.

    Other survivors include a son, Logan Ralph Wade of Flat Rock; a daughter, Mary Bell (Rusty) Smiley of Flat Rock; grandchildren, Jesse Wade (Rochelle) Mathena of Greenwood, Donnell Edward (Lenora) Mathena of Shelbyville and Joseph Wayne (Kayla) Mathena II of Westport; great-grandchildren, Jesse Mathena Jr., Devon Mathena, Wade Mathena, Annabelle Mathena and Josey Mathena; a brother, Lawrence Edgar Wade of Cookeville, Tenn.; and a nephew, Larry Wade.

    Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mamie Bell Wade.

    Online condolences may be sent to the Wade family at normanfuneralhome.net.
  4. crusha

    crusha TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Condolences & kind thoughts to Ralph's family...
  5. t-bar

    t-bar Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    His smile will be missed on the trap-line. Condolances to his family.

  6. mike2010

    mike2010 TS Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Condolances to the family,Ralph you will be missed,it was great having you and Logan at our shoots,Break-em all. Mike @ Brush Creek Conservation Club
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