Donate In Honor of Wade Dewitt McGinley 1948-2020


Wade Dewitt McGinley,71, born April 6, 1948 in Riverdale, Maryland, passed away on February 4, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Harry and Minnie McGinley and sister Marsha (Snappy) Cole. He is survived by his wife Susan (Hall); three daughters, Jennifer (Dave), Nicole (Jeff) and Ashley (Phillip); seven grandchildren, Alexia, Madison, Chase, Alexander, Kellan, Kinleigh and Zane; two sisters, Jackie Medlock and Harriet “Squeakie” Lutz; sister-in-law, Bonnie Hall-Moore (Tom); five nephews, Dean (Lisa), Doug (Tina), Phillip, Ben (Sherry) and Andrew; and a host of loving family and friends.

Wade grew up in West Point, Virginia. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran. Upon returning from the war, he graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Criminal Justice, which led him to a successful 41-year career at the Virginia Department of Corrections. Wade was recognized as one of the 1980 Outstanding Young Men of America, volunteered as a Scout Master Troop Leader (448), and was a long standing member and servant of Grace Baptist Church where, among other things, he spent many years as a crew leader for Impact Virginia mission trips. He also enjoyed fishing, playing golf and most of all spending time with all of his grandchildren.

Wade never met a stranger and will be remembered for his compassion, sense of humor, integrity, strength in difficult times and helping those in need. Above all, he will be remembered for being a phenomenal husband, the greatest father and grandfather of all and always putting his family first.

The memorial service was held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 am at Woody Funeral Home 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, Virginia 23113.

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of: Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road, Richmond, Virginia 23221

In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Superficial Siderosis Research Alliance will benefit medical research for our fellow superficial siderosis community members. Every gift is gratefully appreciated.


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