May 5, 1952 ~ February 4, 2020

Born in: Montgomery, AL
Resided in: Dacula, GA

Warren McDade was born to the late Wilson McDade Jr and Julia Mae McDade.  He went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2020.  He was the eldest of six children and raised in Montgomery, Alabama.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters (Gwendolyn, Linda Joyce, and Bernadette), and daughter-in-law Karesha McDade.

He started his Christian journey when he was baptized at the Oak Street AME Zion in Montgomery, Alabama.  Later he was affiliated with Israel Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga) and Piney Grove Baptist Church (Decatur, Ga) where he was a faithful member.

He graduated from George Washington Carver High School in Montgomery, Alabama.  He played trumpet in the band and later excelled in sports…especially football.  He pursued his higher education after high school at Trenholm State Community College where he received a degree in electrical engineering.

He was united in holy matrimony to his forever friend and soul mate Maxine Watts McDade on February 26, 1972.  They were blessed to have 4 children, and he was a dedicated father.

He moved to Atlanta to pursue a career and a better life for his family.  He worked for the railroad for numerous years.  He was also employed with W.R. Bean and Sons where he was a Pressman.  He printed Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, and People magazines during his time at W.R. Bean.  He was later employed at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as Pressman until he retired.   He enjoyed running and competing in the Peachtree Road Race and the Atlanta Marathon.  He was also an avid reader and loved watching college football.

He leaves to mourn and cherish his memories his beloved wife of 48 years Maxine McDade (Dacula, Ga), two sons Terence McDade (Nicole) of Grayson, Ga and Timothy McDade (Terah) of Dacula, Ga, 2 daughters Shaundra Durham (Andy) of Dacula, Ga and Mandie McDade of Lilburn, Ga.  He leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  He is also survived by 2 brothers Gregory McDade and Kevin McDade, and 2 aunts Carrie Floyd and Susie Jones, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, and friends.

He was a devoted father and grandfather that will be greatly missed by his grandchildren who knew him as Big Daddy.


Visitation: February 12, 2020 10:00 am - February 12, 2020 11:00 am

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046


Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046


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  1. CandleImageMy sincere condolences to the entire Mcdade family. I met Mr. McDade as a child, he was always so kind & respectable. I remember being at they family home in Decatur & the kids being excited about his arrival from work, the inside of the home was always immaculate & the yard well kept. I have vivid fond memories of the family & my long time friend & classmate Shaundra.

  2. CandleImageTim and Terah, please know that you all and the entire McDade family are in our prayers during this most difficult time. We pray that God will wrap HIS arms of comfort around the family and give you all peace and understanding. May your memories of your dad be forever sweet in your heart and mind and that God has given him a final resting place in HIS kingdom. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks. Love, Uncle Larry and Aunt Thelma

  3. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences for my first cousin Warren and his loving family.
    Rest in Heaven Warren!

  4. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot bear. I am praying for your strength. May you find comfort and peace in the Lord Jesus Christ at this time.

  5. May the grace and peace of God be multiplied for the loved ones who lost their beloved husband, father and grandfather.

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