Wade Lemuel Philbeck, age 96, was born in Rutherford County on February 24, 1926 and passed away on February 8, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Briscoe and Gladys Philbeck and by his brothers; Hubert, Hewitt, Morris, Edwin and Max, sisters; Jennie Thompson, Avis Street, Vertie Dellinger and Doris Stowe.
He served in the military for 41 years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elma Luckadoo Philbeck.
The funeral service was held at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Green Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Folding of the flag ceremony was provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Green Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance fund; 1941 US 64-74A, Rutherfordton, NC or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills; PO Box 336 Forest City, NC.
McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the family.