Wade Lee Barnhart, age 79, of Meta, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born in Maries County on September 2, 1933, son of the lat Loman and Nellie (Lee) Barnhart. On March 20, 1952, in Fenton, Wade married Carol Lynn Mann, who survives at the home.
Wade served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Al Shepards Motor Company in Jefferson City for many years and later retired form Chesebrough-Ponds in Jefferson City. He also worked at the Meta M.F.A. He was a member of the Argyle V.F.W. and Meta Christian Church.
He is also survived by two children, Brenda Barnhart of Rolla and Bruce Lee Barnhart of Jefferson City; four grandchildren, Megan Walters, Tiffany Walters, Elizabeth Walters, and Robert Lee Barnhart; two brothers, Lewis Barnhart and Roscoe Barnhart; and one sister, Ceola Bock.
He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m., with services immediately following at 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Meta. Interment will be in Pendleton Cemetery near Meta.
Memorial contributions are suggested the American Diabetes Association.