Herman Edward Wade, affectionately known as “Jay-Bird”, was born on November 29, 1946 in Colleton County, South Carolina, the 3rd child of six children, to Mr. Jack Wade, Jr. and Mrs. Albertha Henderson-Wade. He entered into eternal rest on March 5, 2022 at Trident Medical Center.
Herman was educated by the Colleton County School System and attended Ruffin High School (Class of 1964) where he met the love of his life, Connie “Fat” Wade. On January 31, 1969, they joined in holy matrimony. They spent 42 wonderful years together. From this union, their pride and joy, Carmen Wade, was born.
Herman was baptized at an early age at Oakman Branch Baptist Church. Herman loved his Oakman Branch Church Family and was a very active member. He served as a member of the Male Chorus, the Brotherhood Association, a Sexton, and Trustee.
Herman worked most of his adult life at Linq (formerly known as Exxon). Herman was recognized several years for perfect attendance and safety compliance.
Herman was the life of any crowd that he was a part of and loved to have a good time. He was quite witty and was known as a jokester. He also loved music. He was known as a man of few words, but he had a great impact on his family & friends. He was known as a best friend to many.
Herman was proceeded in death by his parents; Jack Wade, Jr. and Albertha Henderson-Wade; an older sister, Martha Belle Wade; an older brother, Willie Earl Wade, and a grandson, Ashton McNeil.
He leaves to cherish his sons, Daron (Clara) Taylor, Delvin R. Taylor (Shawn) (Roshanda); a daughter; Dr. Carmen Wade; grandchildren, Ke’Shawnda Taylor, Jaden Taylor, and Kylen Taylor; a special brother, Danny (Marilyn) Wade; one sister, Jackie Johnson; one aunt, Louise Henderson; a very special friend, Mrs. Geneva Murray; along with Chris Murray, Rudy Murray, Cecil Murray, and Keiron Murray, that were like his own sons. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.