December 6, 1978 ~ October 30, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Tucker, Georgia

Wade Edward Gaddy, III (TRAE GADDY) resident of Tucker, GA, age 42 passed away on Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 – Trae was born on December 6, 1978 at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA to Carolyn A. Gaddy, resident of Tucker, GA and Wade E. Gaddy, Jr., resident of Peachtree City, GA. He is survived by his mother Carolyn A. Gaddy and Father, Wade E. Gaddy, Jr and 2 daughters, Jewell Allison Gaddy of Peachtree City, GA and Jordan Aubree Gaddy of Springfield, MO,, several aunts and uncles and cousins and other relatives and a multitude of friends.

Trae was a vivacious outgoing person – never met a stranger and was a devoted son,and loving father and friend to everyone – His passion was riding every trail he could find on his mountain bikes.

Although we all know he is in a much better place with God he will be missed very much and we treasure the time we had with him.

Memorial service to be held on Monday, Nov 8, 2021, 2:00 pm in the chapel at Wages and Sons Funeral Home 1040 Main St., Stone Mtn., GA 30086


Celebration of Life: November 8, 2021 2:00 pm - November 8, 2021 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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  1. CandleImagePraying God surrounds you and your family with his peace and love during this time.
    Let us know if you need anything. We love you.
    Tom, Susan, Tommy, and Russell

  2. Carol, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. What a handsome young man! I wish I had the words to express my sincere sympathy.May you find comfort and peace at this sad time. God Bless you. Deanna Floyd

  3. CandleImageCarol, Wade, Robin & the girls,

    My heart breaks to hear this news. Please know you are all in our prayers and we love you

  4. Trae was such a cute and vibrant little boy that grew into a man and followed his heart. He was smart and had a curious spirit and you never knew what he was going to do or plan. Prayers for all the family and I hope you know that you can call me anytime. Carol is a sister in law that is always there to talk with me through the years and I know how much you loved your son. Love to all of you and may God put his arms around you and guide you through this time.

  5. Carol, God be with you during sad time. We know without a doubt He will so let Him comfort this time. We are so sorry you are going this time. We love you Harry and Ann Lynn

  6. CandleImageTrae was a great man. Very loyal to his friends and always adventurouse. He loved and lived to the fullest, enjoying every moment of it. He will very much be miss.

  7. CandleImageMy son Trae was and still is and always will be my baby, my life and my heart – I remember the first time I heard his heart beat before birth – it is an emotional experience that just cannot be described but you are then bound together for eternity – You thank God for this beautiful blessing and for him trusting you to care for and love and protect this beautiful child – I miss you so much Trae and I will love your for always – I have to remember your are now with God and in a much better place – just as you always told me when a loved one passed – don’t be sad – they are in a better place now – the world can take anything from you but it cannot take Jesus from your heart.

    I love you Trae – Mom

    • Carol,

      I’m terribly sorry to hear of Trae’s passing. Although it has been some time since we last caught up, I will always remember him a generous person and the fun times we had growing up. He will certainly be missed by all. Please give my condolences to the family and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss.

  8. CandleImageJohn and I were so saddened to hear of Trae’s
    death. He was such a cute little boy. He stopped by our house about 15 years ago
    and we were able to catch up . I know that he will be missed so much by all of you, but we all know that he is in loving arms now. Our love and prayers to you , Carol, and Ed and his 2 girls..Much love, Glenna and John

  9. CandleImageI am so thankful for the friendship I shared with Trae, and I going to miss the long talks and many laughs we had. Carol, you our in my thoughts and prayers, and as you know, please let me know if you need anything.

  10. CandleImageTrae will be missed very much. It was impossible not to like him. He was always so friendly and upbeat. He always knew how to cheer me up and make me look at the bright side. He was one of a kind and I valued our time together greatly. I hope you know that you are in my thoughts, Carol, and I’m here if there is anything you need.

  11. CandleImageSuch an unexpected and unbelievable loss of a bright light. He never met a stranger and befriended everyone he met. We will greatly miss you Trae. I know heaven is little livelier with you there.

  12. CandleImagewe will miss you Trae I didn’t get to know you well but you will always have a special place in my heart
    Love Always
    Carmen Wilds

  13. CandleImageI didn’t know you long but you always were kind and enjoyable to talk to. I know you are truly missed and loved. Rest In Peace my friend and God bless Carol and your family!

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace, strength and love surround and support you always. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. CandleImageReconnecting with Trae after all these years seemed a bit intimidating at first, but in his true fashion, as soon as the conversation really began, everything felt natural and at ease. I am sad that we had just truly begun to get to know each other again, learning about the other’s life, and finding common grounds to bond over, just to lose him. He will be missed.

    Trae’s energy and passion for life came through just as strongly as his kindness and there always needs to be more of that in the world.

    -Stephen & Aimee Wilds

  16. Carol, I just saw the sad news that your precious son had passed away. My heart aches for you. I can’t imagine the pain and grief you must be feeling.
    Ginny Brewton

  17. CandleImageTrea I know that it’s late but I wish I would’ve been able to see one more time I love you man and I know you’re not in pain anymore my heart hurts for your family I love you bro

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