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James Earl McDade

February 20, 1955 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

James McDade Obituary

James Earl McDade, aged 68, passed away on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Born to Forrest and Alice McDade on February 20th, 1955, James was known for his culinary skills and generous spirit. He found joy in sharing his love for cooking with others and was always ready to lend a helping hand. James had a passion for music and enjoyed lively gatherings with friends. His life's mission was to care for others, a mission he fulfilled wholeheartedly. James is survived by four sisters: Martha Ali (Alfred) of Southfield, MI; Bobby Jean Perkins of Fort Smith, AR; Lynn Wright (Lee) of Fort Mitchell, AL; and Teresa Oliver (Giles) of Fort Smith, AR. He is also survived by two brothers:   Graham X. McDade  of Fort Smith, AR, and  Colonel Nedrick McDade (Retired) United State Army, GA. Remembering James with love are his children: Felecia Hawkins of Decatur, GA; Marcus McDade and Michelle of Petersburg, VA; Tamaria Prosise and Myrio of Fort Smith, AR. He is also remembered by his numerous grandchildren, Drovode, Desmond, Darius, Devon, Damon, Desiree, Antonio, Ayanna, Santiago, Isiah, Tatynna, and Tyheen. Great grandchildren, Desiree, Darius, Jr., Nolan, Yanna, Lazarus, Jeanette and one great-granddaughter on the way. James was preceded in death by three Brothers Victor McDade, Michael Lewis McDade, and Gary Eugene McDade, as well as two grandchildren: Drovode McDade and Devon Hawkins. He is also preceded by his beloved parents, Forrest and Alice McDade; sisters Willie Mae Heard and Mary Ann Lewis . James will be deeply missed by his extended family and a multitude of friends. May he rest in peace. Cremation service is under the thoughtful care of River Glenn Cremation and Funeral Services.                      

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