Wade Carleton Hambrick, age 50 of Norman, passed away from this life far too soon on September 6, 2021. Wade was born in Fort Worth, Texas to Arvil Fred Hambrick and Lola Mae Hambrick (formerly Capps) on November 13, 1970. Wade attended Noble High School, graduating with the Class of 1990. As a young man, Wade heard his nation’s call and proudly served in the United States Army, receiving an honorable discharge for services rendered to his country when he was called to do so.
Wade attended Oklahoma City University, as well as the Moore Norman Technology Center, where he received certificates in Auto Mechanics and Computer Science. Later, Mr. Hambrick worked for Kincaid Coach Lines as a Motor Coach Operator, and drove the Red Carpet Charter Coach line for eight years. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.
Wade was a kind, sensitive, honorable man. He loved people, and he was friendly and outgoing, and was the kind of guy who made friends anywhere he went. He enjoyed travelling, and History. Fortunately, his work as a charter bus driver allowed him to visit multiple historical sites over the years. He loved to watch a good action or war movie, but his favorite thing was watching the Oklahoma City Thunder with his cherished wife, Tammy. He was also an avid OU Sooners fan, looking forward to football season every year. Wade was a very caring man, and his family were his entire world. He and Tammy enjoyed travelling together, and generally spending as much time together as possible. He was a wonderful father to his children, and visits from his grandchildren completely lit his world up. Wade was a fine man, with outstanding character. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him, and his memory will live on through them.
Wade was preceded in death by his father, Arvil F. Hambrick, his grandparents, as well as numerous aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his loving wife, Tammy McLendon; four step-children, a daughter, Erin Gibson of Tecumseh, Shane McLendon of the home, Tyler McLendon of Augusta, Georgia, and Clayton McLendon of the home; his loving mother, Lola Mae Hambrick of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; one brother, Allen Fred Hambrick, and two sisters, Mary Margaret Hambrick of Fort Myers, Florida, and Greta Kay Beaver of Coweta, Oklahoma; as well as a host of loving family members and friends.
Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway Avenue in Moore, Oklahoma.
Funeral services for Wade will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the New Hope Baptist Church, located at 37496 New Hope Road in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. Interment will follow the services at 2:00 PM at the Blackburn Cemetery in Norman, Oklahoma.
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