Norman Keith

November 21, 1957 - July 1, 2021

Norman Keith Wade, age 63, of Florence, passed away July 1, 2021.  The family will receive friends on Friday, July 2, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home.  The funeral will be held at Mt. Zion Church of Christ on Saturday, July 3, at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Jerry Campbell officiating.  Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Keith was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eugene and Ruby Wade; and maternal grandparents, Thomas Aaron Smith, Sr., and Georgia Smith.

Survivors include his parents, Doyce and Shelby Wade; children, Dustin Wade (Elizabeth), Mollie Wade Ellis (Cy), and Lorelai Wade; brother, Michael Wade; sister, Cheryl Wade Walker; and grandchildren, Bo Ellis, Liz-Anne Wade and  Monroe Ellis.

Keith enjoyed fishing, Alabama football, walking at the creek at his sister Cheryl’s, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.   He was a member of Florence Blvd. Church of Christ and was an electrician with the IBEW Local 558.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Walker, Blake Brewer, Jason Phillips, Richy Calhoun, Bobby (Binky) Rickard, and Richard Richey.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Hospice of North Alabama and Helen Keller Hospital for their loving care.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of North Alabama.


July 2, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Williams Funeral Home, 1950 Helton Drive, Florence, AL


July 3, 2021
11:00 am

Mt. Zion Church of Christ, County Road 61, Florence, AL

8 Comments on “Norman Keith Wade”

  1. I am very saddened to hear of Keith’s passing. Although I was 5 years older, I remember Keith well from growing up at Mt. Zion and school at Wilson. Doyce and Shelby were dear friends of my parents. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Much Love, Charles Clemmons

  2. I was sad to hear of his illness and I am so sorry for your loss. I was at Wilson with Keith and we graduated together. I haven’t seen him in several years but the last time I talked with him he told me of his children. He was proud. He has been in our prayers and we continue to pray for comfort for you in the days ahead. Sherry Clark Marks

  3. I knew Keith from high school, work, and when our boys played baseball together. Loved him dearly ! He was my very first foreman on my first electrical job as a apprentice. He was smart and funny. We will miss you Keith. Love to all of his family and prayers for comfort.

  4. Dustin, my condolences to you and your family. Know that God will help heal the pain. You have many memories to reminisce when times gets hard. God Bless Mildred Jarrett & Family

    1. I am so sorry for your loss. I got to know your Dad at the bank. Such a nice guy. Prayers for your family

  5. I thought a lot of keith, we have been friends for over 40 years, he was always fun to be around, I have many memories of our younger years. We ran around with each other and worked on the railroad together, that was great times. Dustin and Molly, I pray God’s comfort and peace for all of you. He will truly be missed.

  6. So many wonderful memories of the Heupels and Wades. I remember Keith (and Mike too) getting so many whippings for aggravating Cheryl. From the Sunday evening lunches together, the church baseball games in the back yard, the ice cream and chicken stews . . . many many happy memories. Keith was part of my childhood more so than my adult years, so that’s how I remember him most. To all the family, may YOUR memories bring you comfort as you learn to live without your son, brother, and father.

    Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

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