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Wade Allen Terrell

Wade Allen Terrell, 61, of Springfield, MO, passed away November 3, 2022, in his home. Wade was born April 26, 1961, in Wichita KS., to Rodney L. Terrell and Jacqueline "Jackie" K. Terrell. 

He is survived by his two daughters; Keli Jo Allen and husband Stephen Allen (Clever, MO) and Kristen Terrell and Matt Frost (Republic, MO); three grandchildren Shelbi Allen, Trenton Allen, and Kamryn Hancock; brother Kyle Terrell and wife Sandra and their children Collin and Miranda, along with a host of dear friends he cherished deeply. 

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, his loving parents, along with his best friend and life partner Glenn Wisdom. 

Wade graduated from high school in 1979, where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. He played college football at Tarkio College for a brief time before settling back in Ozark. He went on to hold careers in insurance sales and took great pride in the years he spent as a high school referee. Wade even had the privilege to referee a tournament of champions. He also devoted his time to coaching his young daughters play softball and basketball for many years. He led Keli Jo's team to the All-American Cage Classic in Akron, OH where the girls brought home 2nd place. Wade was a lifelong KC Chiefs and STL Cardinals fan and he loved watching and playing golf. 

Per Wade's wishes, he was cremated by Adams Crematory. There will be a memorial Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Eagles Lodge #3934 located at 603 W. Plainview Rd., Springfield, MO 65810. Keli Jo has requested you to wear your Chiefs or Cardinals gear or red to honor Wade.  

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A candle was lit in memory of Wade Terrell

Jeanne Johns Nov 11 2022 11:02 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wade Terrell

Dan Cobb Nov 10 2022 10:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wade Terrell

Shirley Wydicks Nov 8 2022 10:12 PM

I was lucky to have taught Wade at Ozark and to be his friend for many years afterward. Thanks for sharing so much of your life with me, and honoring me with your friendship. Love ya, always!

Don Smith Nov 8 2022 12:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wade Terrell

Bette Nov 8 2022 8:04 AM

Wade, you were a great friend & brother to me!....I know the last day we hung out together, we did a lot and we got a lot done and I knew how tired you were!...As always, we told each other we love each other when I left your house!...I sure wish we could’ve made that next grocery run, but I just wasn’t God’s plan!....I know you can run and jump and lift heavy things and do everything imaginable and your new body up in heaven!...I know it must be a beautiful thing to see your people up there and love them while you can and please wake my dad up and tell him I’m doing the best I can about here!...And please tell Jesus we’re all gonna need some help coming up, because we love you and miss you bro!.....Thank you for being my great friend and what an inspiration you were to me to go out and do what I do in this world!....Sign down Broadway on us next Saturday, because we’re going to celebrate you brother!....Love War

Jeff Carlock Nov 8 2022 6:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wade Terrell

Stephen and Carol Allen Nov 7 2022 11:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wade Terrell

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A candle was lit in memory of Wade Terrell

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A candle was lit in memory of Wade Terrell

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