Lawrence Austin Wade, 75, returned to his Heavenly Father Nov. 10, 2016. He was the only child born to Robert Austin Wade and Martha Irene Norris on May 11, 1941, in Bristol, Virginia. He married Mary Aileen Cooper June 6, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple Nov. 20, 1998.
Lawrence was raised in Bristol, Tennessee. He loved trains, planes and cars. He joined the Air Force June 1966 and served for over 20 years being stationed in Thailand, England, Germany, and multiple bases in the U.S. He was a Vietnam Veteran.
He loved people, had a great laugh and sense of humor. He loved the Tennessee Volunteers Football and Nascar. He worked at Denny’s restaurant for more than 20 years and at Auto Zone for 14. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his wife at the Santa Clara Welfare Garden.
He is survived by his eternal companion, Mary; four sons; Jeff (Heather) Wade, Washington, Utah, Rick (Kierste) Wade, East Aurora, New York, Kevin (Leslie) Wade, St. George, Utah, Robert (Toni) Wade, Santa Clara, Utah; one daughter, Pamela (Greg) Price, Layton, Utah; and 18 ½ grandchildren. He was a loved husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
- Funeral services will be held Nov. 17, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Santa Clara Heights LDS Stake Center, 1706 Desert Dawn Drive, Santa Clara, Utah.
- Visitations will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the Pine View Mortuary and also at the Santa Clara Heights LDS Stake Center from noon-1:30 p.m. prior to the funeral on Thursday.
- Interment will be in the Santa Clara Cemetery under the direction of Pine View Mortuary.
The family would like to thank Canyon Homecare & Hospice, Drs. Doug Callahan, Gregory Watson, and Joseph Te and Forever Young Fine Jewelers.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary 435-986-4222. Please visit our website www.pineviewmortuary.com for full obituary and funeral service listing.