October 10, 2020, 88, La Grange
Braxton Lee “Coon” Wade, 88, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Coon was born in Wayne County to the late Jack L. and Ruby Mozingo Wade on August 16, 1932.
Coon was known to be a little ornery, cantankerous, and peculiar. Being set in his ways, he knew there was only one way to accomplish a task—his way.
Coon retired from Cherry Hospital where he worked for many years as a cook. He vowed upon retirement that his cooking days were over, and as usual, he was true to his word. He spent his free time working the land as a farmer and gardener. There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t grow, and he enjoyed the whole process from preparing the soil to gathering the harvest.
Throughout his life, Coon enjoyed collecting antique brass. Anything unique was sure to find its way into his collection.
No better day could be had than when Coon was riding on his lawnmower cutting grass. Cutting grass and chewing on a cigar was all Coon needed to be satisfied.
Coon will be remembered as a generous family man. Although he may have had a rough exterior, he had a passionate heart when it came to his mother, Ruby, and his girlfriend, Ruth. True to his word to his father, Coon dedicated his efforts to the care of his mother after his father’s death and then did the same for Ruth during her decline in health.
A graveside service to remember Coon’s life will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery.
Coon is survived by his sister, Esther Wade Watson and husband, Jim; nephews, Barry J. Watson and Vince J. Watson and wife, Charlotte; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Wade. He was preceded in death by his lifelong sweetheart, Ruth Taylor; and a brother, Jimmy Wade.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.