Wade Weston Shrieves Sr.

June 30, 1940 ~ December 6, 2020 (age 80)


Wade W. Shrieves, 80, passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family on December 6, 2020. He was born on June 30th 1940 in Onancock, Virginia to the late Brantley Alfred and Mattie Miller Shrieves. Wade was an accomplished butcher at Colonial Stores, Meatland and Young’s Meatbarn. After retiring, he became a car salesman for Frostrom’s and Kool Ford. He was an active member of Island Baptist Church of Chincoteague where he enjoyed teaching Sunday School, helping with Vacation Bible School and the Love Our Seniors Nursing Home ministry. He enjoyed spending his time with his "Bride", children and grandchildren; reading scripture and helping others. Wade’s life was a living example of his favorite scripture, 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things have become new." Wade had a lively personality; he loved a good laugh and teasing others with his quick wit and "one liners." He enjoyed greeting the older ladies at the church with "Hello Darlin’ " and "How does it feel to hug a real man?" He was always delighted to meet new friends and introduce himself with a strong hand shake and "Hi, my name is Swade Reeves, I mean Wade Shrieves."Wade survived by his wife of 49 years, Alice Ruth Shrieves, his son Weston and his wife, Ashley Shrieves; two precious granddaughters Addy and Ryleigh Shrieves of New Church, Virginia. His two daughters Lanae and her husband, Bryan Schuster of Salisbury, Maryland, Virginia and her husband Andy Roderick of Edmonds, Washington. His cousin and best friend, Randy and his wife Dawn Miller of Parksley Virginia. As well as, an aunt and uncle, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Isdell Shrieves. A funeral service will be held at Island Baptist Church of Chincoteague by Pastor Phil Bennicoff and Pastor Rick Foster on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 9th 2020 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Island Baptist Church on Chincoteague, VA.Burial will take place at Liberty Cemetery in Parksley, Virginia.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Island Baptist Church 3380 Willow Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336. Services entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home, Inc. on Chincoteague Island, VA. Condolences may be made online at


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Wednesday, December 09, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Island Baptist Church
Willow Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 10, 2020
2:00 PM

Island Baptist Church
Willow Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

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