Ellis Wade Smith, 84, of Bloomfield died March 18, 2011 at the Bloomfield Care Center.


Ellis Wade Smith, 84, of Bloomfield died March 18, 2011 at the Bloomfield Care Center.  He was born April 29, 1926 in Hamburg to Orson and Martha Gardner Smith.  He served in the Army during World War II.  
He married Ermaline Melton.  

Wade had been a farmer and moved to Bloomfield in 2008 where he was affiliated with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bloomfield.

He is survived by Ermaline; sons Mark (Diane) Smith of Bloomfield, Dr. Eric (Donna) Smith of Alvarado, Texas, and Barney (Debra) Smith of Lewistown, Mont.; daughter Star Smith of Tomball, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23,  at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Jeremy McElvain officiating.  

Burial will be in the Mount Olive Cemetery east of Hamburg on Thursday, March 24.  

Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday with the family present to greet friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service.  

Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.