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G. Wade Granberry
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Birth: 1912, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 2002
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA


NATIONALLY-KNOWN PIONEER AFRICAN-AMERICAN FUNERAL DIRECTOR, PHILANTHROPIST and ENTREPRENEUR.
G. WADE GRANBERRY, a legendary African-American funeral director, businessman, philanthropist, and entrepreneur in the St. Louis, MO metro area---owned, developed and operated the WADE Funeral Home Chain in St. Louis, MO, as well as other funeral facilities and related businesses. He also served on the Board of Directors of a North St. Louis Bank for many years.

Known as a personable, adroit businessman and master funeral director/owner, Mr. Granberry was highly respected in the African-American and general St. Louis communities for his many civic, charitable, philanthropic, cultural and religious activities.

His Wade Funeral Home chain pioneered the recent memorial service concept of "theme" funerals, incorporating various decorative schemes in the (reposing) staterooms that featured sports, homemaking, and occupational themes that reflected the interests and tastes of the deceased. This concept, developed in the late 1980's, is now reflected by a number of African-American and general funeral homes throughout the USA in their client practices and services. Another North County funeral location of his chain in Jennings operates as "Granberry Funeral Home," now owned by a relative of the same name.

Mr. Granberry's funeral service, held at his WADE TWIN Funeral Chapel in North St. Louis, drew hundreds. He was entombed in Valhalla Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in North St. Louis County. 
 
Inscription:
Master Funeral Director to the African-American community in Metro St. Louis, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
 
Burial:
Valhalla Cemetery
Bel-Nor
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Valhalla Chapel Mausoleum
 
Created by: Max S. Kaiser, Jr.
Record added: Mar 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10547428
G. Wade Granberry
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G. Wade Granberry
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G. Wade Granberry
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 Added: Jun. 19, 2009

- Kathy Sparks
 Added: Jun. 19, 2009
 
 
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