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William Robert McDade

Whispering Pines

Posted on: 01.14.2018 at 08:55 p.m.

Mr. William Robert McDade, 72, formerly of Whiteville died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.  He was born July 14, 1945 in Wake County, the son of the late John Allison McDade and Ruth Hester McDade. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Grace Tanner Scott and a son,  Larry Weeks.

Mr. McDade was formerly a patrolman with the Whiteville Police Department, Chief of Police in Bunn and Macclesfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

His family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Peacock Funeral Home. His funeral service with military honors will be at held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Peacock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Heath Cadell officiating.  Burial will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.

He is survived by five daughters, Patricia Nobles and husband, Eddie, of Whispering Pines, Susan Baldwin and husband, Chuck, of Whiteville, Ruth McDade of Greenville, S.C., Debra Harris of Wilmington, Kathy Weeks of Newport News, Va.; three brothers, Martin McDade and wife, Joyce, of Garner, Daniel McDade and spouse, Alex, of Washington, D.C., John McDade and wife, Polly, of Orlando Fla.; six sisters, Thelma Tanner of Tomball, Texas, Marie Wachsmuth and husband, Walt, of Tampa, Fla., Helen Browning of Clayton, Patricia Oliver of Raeford, Jean Baker of Angier, Melissa Mahar of Conroe, Texas; four grandchildren, Laura Markey and husband, Derek, of Wilmington, Patrick Nobles and wife, Kristy, of Carthage, Brooks Baldwin and Bud Baldwin, both of Whiteville; six great-grandchildren, Jordan, Sawyer, Lincoln and Griffin Markey, Paisley and Adalyn Nobles.

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