Wade Mims Monroe
Wade Mims Monroe, 80, a resident of McKenzie, Ala. died on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Mr. Monroe’s family accepted friends Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Georgiana, Ala. Funeral Services for Mr. Monroe were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with David Monroe, Rev. Alvin Blakburn, and Rev. Jerry Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in South Butler Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home, Georgiana, Ala. directing.
Mr. Monroe is survived by is wife, Margret Ann Monroe, McKenzie, Ala.; daughter, Annette Monroe Thomas, Midway, Ga.; sons and daughters in law, Wade and Lisa Monroe, Greenville, Ala. and David and Sharon Monroe, Smyrna, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Sabra and Peter Anderson, Cari and Daniel Forbes, Dylan Thomas, Amanda Monroe, Tyler Monroe, Wes Clackum, and Nick Monroe and one great grandson, Oscar Anderson.
Mr. Monroe graduated from Conecuh County High School in Castleberry, Ala. in 1950. After high school he attended Auburn University and graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor degree in Agriculture Administration. He served as a Private in the Army during the Korean War as a Communication Specialist. After working at Monsanto Carpet Company for 27 1/2 years, he decided to retire. In addition to his professional life, he was very active in his personal life. He was a member of Pittman Park Methodist Church in Statesboro, Ga. He worked with little league baseball and football at Brentwood School in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Monroe was also a chairman of Red Cross Blood Drives in Bullock County for 13 years and has a center named after him at Statesboro Hospital that was established for individuals to donate blood at the hospital rather than a blood drive.
Online condolences for Mr. Monroe may be made at www.johnsongeorgiana.com.