Wade grew up in Sand Springs attending church with his mother, grandmothers and great grandmother whom had a significant impact on his christian life. At a young age his dad and grandfathers taught him the values and importance of family, hard work and determination that Wade says, "has enriched my life to this day." Wade met his wife Sallye in 1984 while she was working with Wade's dad in the box factory in Sand Springs. Wade and Sallye were married by Pastor Mike Story in 1985 at Angus Acres Baptist Church. Sallye and Wade now have 9 children and 9 grandchildren and one more on the way. They have always put God first family second and everything else third in their marriage. Wade enjoys the simple things in life; reading, cups of coffee with Sallye every morning, occasional hunting and fishing and spending quality time with family and friends.