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Joe Richard "Dick" Shade

October 31, 1920 — December 17, 2019

Joe Richard "Dick" Shade

Funeral services for Joe Richard “Dick” Shade, 99, of Tulsa, OK, were held Friday, December 20, 2019 at Skiatook Free Will Baptist Church in Skiatook, OK. Reverend Mitchell Leonard officiated, and burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Talala, OK. Casket bearers were David Derby, Quenton Derby, Chandler Borza, Duane McGrew, Lucas Gruenwald and Jimmy Hardesty. Honorary Casket bearers were Bro. F.B. Leonard, Eddie Proctor, Rev. Charles Brazeal, Noah Gruenwald, Rev. Doyle Ginn and Evan Derby.

Dick was born October 31, 1920 in Oologah, OK to Clyde and Katie May (Kearns) Shade. He passed away December 17, 2019 in Tulsa, OK.

Dick served in the U.S. Army. During his younger years, Dick worked as a plumber. Dick was saved in his 20’s and served the Lord with a passion. Dick served the Lord faithfully for over 70 years as a Free Will Baptist minister. He was also a Free Will Baptist home missionary and helped to establish churches in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. He loved to read God’s word when his eyesight was good, and he read through the entire Bible 11 times a year. Dick loved his family and church family dearly. He loved to drink Dr. Pepper and play dominoes with Bro. Proctor, ride motorcycles, entertain with Christian magic, and watching a good old Western.

He is survived by his wife, Lorine (Barnes) Shade; son, Larry Shade and wife, Brenda of Skiatook; son-in-law, Richard Baumann and wife, Kathy of Talala; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren that will miss him dearly, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tippye Shade; daughter, Sue Brewer; grandchildren; Jeffrey Shade, Ricky Brewer, Terry Brewer and Charlie Brewer; brother, Elmo Shade; sister; Neva Douglas; and parents, Clyde and Katie Shade.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

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