Ralph Darrell Wade, 73, of Owensville, IN, passed away on April 16, 2019
He was born on January 28, 1946 to Mona June (Wilkinson) Alka and Ralph Elvis Wade in Princeton, IN
Ralph was a 1964 graduate of Owensville High School. He married Linda Dianne Straw on July 16, 1964. They have three children, Robbin (Carl) Sparacino of Owensville, Jason (Tricia) Wade of Fort Branch and Jeromy (Dawn) Wade of Owensville
He was retired from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers after 35 years of service with Local 374 out of Hammond, IN.
Riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle was his greatest joy besides his kids and grandkids. He also enjoyed building and fixing things and occasionally fishing.
Ralph was preceded in death by his father Ralph, father-in-law Elvis Straw of Owensville, sister Jana West of Tuscon, Arizona, brother-in-law Mike Straw of Owensville and great grandson Curtis Robinson.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Linda and children, grandkids Adam (Kayla) Robinson of Owensville, Jacob (Jaci) Wade Of Evansville, Kyle (Leandra) Wade of Newburg, Kameron Wade of Owensville, Noah Wade of Fort Branch, CJ Sparacino of Owensville. Great grandkids Tyler Martin, Izaac Krutsinger, Myah Bigge, Wyatt Wade, and Ember Wade.
Also, His mother Mona Alka of Mt. Carmel, IL brothers and sisters Don (Beth) Wade of Vincennes, Mike Wade, Patti (Janton) Morgan of Mt. Carmel, IL, Dana Wade, Kris (Bill) McClane of Mt. Carmel, IL
Simple Cremation of Evansville is handling final services. A private gathering will be held at a later date.
A special thanks goes to Heart to Heart Hospice for their care during this difficult time.