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Wade Juel Birchfield
Birth: Feb. 14, 1929
Bryson City
Swain County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 2004
Bryson City
Swain County
North Carolina, USA

Wade Juel Burchfield, 75, of Bryson City, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at his residence. Born on Valentines' day in 1928, Wade was the son of Caro Cleveland and Catherine DeHart Burchfield. He grew up in the Smokey Mountains of Western North Carolina on Jenkins Branch in Bryson City. As the family used to sit near the radio and listen to the Grand Ole Opry on WSM, Wade learned to play the guitar. He and his brother Wiley were early pioneers of bluegrass music in this area. Along with my dad Marvin, who played the fiddle, they had a family bluegrass mountain band that spanned for more than fifty years.

In his early years Wade wrote the song, "Hit Parade of Love", which was recorded by Jimmy Martin. He also played with Lulla-Belle and Scotty, Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, the Osborne Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson and many more country music legends. His contributions to the music industry were many, and he will be sorely missed by one and all who knew him.

There are all gone now, but they will never be forgotten - Glen, Carl, Sam, Milburn, Horace, Telitha, Frank, Marvin, Wade, Wiley, and Carroll. What a great family!
 
 
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 Parents:
  Caro Cleveland Burchfield (1891 - 1964)
  Catherine Talitha DeHart Burchfield (1894 - 1978)
 
 Siblings:
  Glenn Birchfield (1914 - 1978)*
  Carl Lee Birchfield (1916 - 1917)*
  Sam Gordon Birchfield (1917 - 1984)*
  Milburn Joel Birchfield (1919 - 2006)*
  Horace Jacob Birchfield (1921 - 2006)*
  Lelitha Birchfield (1924 - 1927)**
  Telitha Birchfield (1924 - 1927)*
  Marvin Caro/Charles Burchfield (1926 - 2001)*
  Frank Edgar Birchfield (1926 - 1926)*
  Wade Juel Birchfield (1929 - 2004)
  Wiley Joel Birchfield (1929 - 1984)*
  Carroll Burchfield (1934 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Arlington Cemetery
Bryson City
Swain County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: John
Record added: Jul 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9180421
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- Bill Grimm
 Added: Apr. 16, 2016
we love and miss you uncle wade lisa and trisha
- linda birchfield pate
 Added: Mar. 29, 2012

- JoAnn Welch Coon
 Added: Aug. 27, 2007
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