McCollum, Wade

June 8, 1962 – June 25, 2018

Story from the Quilt:

Wade and I were married 18 blessed years and share five children – three sons and two daughters. Together we have 10 wonderful grandchildren, three girls and seven boys. All our grandchildren loved their Papa very much, and told him so, but he would always tell them, “I love you more.”

Wade was a graduate of Cherokee High School and an avid Alabama Football fan. He worked at Robbins LLC as a plant supervisor, with 30 people under him. He treated the people he supervised the way he wanted to be treated. Each and every one of them loved him.

Wade loved riding motorcycles and used that love for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. For sixteen years he led a motorcycle ride to the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The ride was part of “Rally at the River”, an event held each year in Florence. AL. Wade’s rides helped the rally raise over $250,000 for St. Jude’s.

Wade and I loved going to the mountains every year. We especially loved the trips when our children and grandchildren came too. Wade was always looking for something new to see, especially on our trips. On one trip to Cades Cove we found a troll bridge. During our trip in January of 2018 we found the Pearl Harbor Tree.

Wade’s personality was witty and funny. He loved and was always giving of himself to others. He is missed more with each passing day.

Peggy McCollum, Wife