Wade Douglas Morings Sr., 68, departed this earthly life peacefully Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at his home in Virginia Beach. Wade was born March 5, 1951, in Princess Anne County, now Virginia Beach, to Sallie Marie Morings.
Wade graduated in 1969 from Union Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach. He was an amazing student and an active band member playing first chair saxophone for the All City Band. Wade was also an alumnus of Norfolk State University.
Wade enlisted in the U.S. Air Force May 27, 1971, and retired May 26, 1975. He faithfully served his country as a load crew chief (E5). He was a recipient of a Good Conduct Medal for his spotless and dutiful service from May 27, 1971, to May 28, 1974. Wade and his family traveled many places.
He was employed for 34 years by the Virginia Electric and Power Company/Dominion Power from November 1976 to May 2010. During his employment, he started out as an under lineman and advanced to supervisor of operations. He was also an active member of the International Association of Lions Clubs of Kempsville.
Wade was a kind-hearted individual who truly loved his family and friends alike; he was the backbone of his family. He enjoyed life, gardening and keeping his lawn perfect. Upon retirement, he discovered that he enjoyed working with computers. He treasured his loving wife of 46 years and his two children with unconditional love.
Wade was preceded in death by his father, William Henry Smith; sister, Miriam Smith Hadley; and nephew, Dexter Smith. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Joyce; daughter, Tamieka; son, Wade Jr.; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; grandson, Jayedan; mother, Sallie Marie Morings; stepsister, Mary Jones; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services, 4456 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 975 Baker Road, Virginia Beach. Interment will follow services at 1 p.m. in Colonial Grove Memorial Park, 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach.
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