|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 2010|
Wade Burton Colbert, 82, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in Waco, Texas. Services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at OakCrest Funeral Home with Dr. Raymond Bailey and the Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Because of the bad weather, the military burial ceremony was held at the funeral home.
Wade was born in Dayton, Texas, to Wade and Mary Lee (Coleman) Colbert. He graduated from Liberty, Texas High School in 1944 and was inducted into the U.S. Army. He was sent to Baylor University for one year as a member of the ASTP and then was sent overseas for the invasion of Japan. However, on the way there, the war was ended, and he was sent to the Philippine Islands as a part of the Occupation forces. He was discharged in 1947 and returned to Baylor University where he graduated in 1949 with a BBA degree. Wade married Martha Lee Hay of Waco on May 27, 1950, at her parents' home in Waco.
Wade worked as a claims representative with the Social Security Administration and retired in 1980. He then spent several years as a substitute teacher in the Waco ISD. Wade was a member of Seventh and James Baptist Church since 1944, and was a Deacon and a Sunday School teacher in the Junior Department. He delivered for the Meals-on-Wheels Program for years. The ministry closest to Wade's heart was the Prison Ministry which he remained a part of until he was forced to retire due to his health. Wade was an avid football fan and worked for many years at Baylor Stadium as a ticket taker and other duties as well as games at local junior high and high schools in Waco.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wade Burton Colbert (1891 - 1974)
Mary Lee Coleman Colbert (1902 - 1975)
Martha Lee Hay Colbert (1929 - 2010)*
Maintained by: Maggie
Originally Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
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