Billy Wade Stofle was born on December 22, 1932 in Whitesboro, Texas and passed away on May 3, 2022. He was a son, husband, father, friend and “Pop” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Billy Wade was a graduate of Cooke County Junior College and Southeastern State College in Durant, Oklahoma. He was a United States Air Force veteran (1953-1960) serving in Japan and San Antonio, Texas. Billy Wade retired as a Procurement Administrator with IBM Corporation (34 years) in Sherman and Austin, Texas and Boca Raton, Florida. During his retirement, he worked as a Real Estate Agent and drove vehicles for Holiday Chevrolet on-line sales. He and Earnestine also enjoyed traveling in their Motorhome with friends.
Billy Wade was the only child of Wade and Grace Stofle. He married Earnestine Gaskin Stofle on May 10,1952 (almost 70 years).
He was the father of daughter, Debbie (married to Jerry Patterson); their sons, Jeff (married to Jamie; children – Easton, Jentry, Justin and Drake); Jared (married to Leslie; children – Reagan, Austin, and McKinley); daughter-in-law, Laura her children, Bryan (married to Christine; children – Stephen, Elizabeth); Amanda (married to David Alff; children – Kase, Kash). Colt Stofle, Lauren Stofle, daughter, Karen and sons, Scott and Heath.
Billy Wade was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Whitesboro, Methodist Men, Masonic Lodge #1342 Sherman and #263 Whitesboro (60 years on July 10, 2021). He was a former member of the Whitesboro ISD School Board, Whitesboro Fire Department and a Little League Baseball Coach.
Billy Wade was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Grace Stofle; his in-laws, Raymond and Evie Gaskin, all of Whitesboro, Texas and his son, Kevin Stofle of Georgetown, Texas.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Meador Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. Mike Flanagan, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro, Texas. Pallbearers were Jeff Patterson, Jared Patterson, Bryan Stofle, Colt Stofle, David Alff, Easton Patterson and Justin Patterson.
The family would like to Thank Hospice Plus of Sherman and his very special nurse, Shanna Fortune; also, Pecan Point Assisted Living and their caring staff.
Jody and I are so very sorry for your loss, prayers
Prayers for the Stophle and Patterson families. So sorry to hear of your loss of Billy Wade.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear about Billy Wade. The family is in my thoughts and prayer.
I regret my late entry. I only recently learned of my cousin Billy Wade’s passing. Our lives did not cross much (he was about 15 years older), but I had the opportunity to talk with him and his wife Earnestine a few years ago. I always admired Billy Wade and Earnestine. They served as an example for me of what could be. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Earnestine and all the family.