Wade Lloyd Griffith
On Friday, October 30, 2020 Wade Griffith, loving husband, father and son passed away after a valiant battle with cancer.
Wade was born September 23, 1967. On June 10, 1989 he married Sharman and together they raised two children, Caitlin and Connor as they moved from place to place due to his career with the US Navy. He retired from the US Navy in 2008 after 24 years of service and up until his death was involved in the restaurant industry as a manager and most recently as the Outreach Director for the Nebraska Restaurant Association.
He loved cooking, music, classic cars and telling sea stories. He was passionate about everything he did and made friends wherever he went.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Sharman, daughter Caitlin (Thomas), son Connor, parents Bill and Kathee Griffith, grandpa Harold (Hefty) Fauth, granddaughter Amelia, Mother in Law Ruth Beisel, Father in Law Don (Judi) Beisel, nephew Nick, sister-in-law Kim Griffith as well as aunts, cousins and lifelong friends.
No service as per his wishes. He will be buried at sea and a private family remembrance will be held at a later date.
For condolences, fill out the form below. Memorials to the family. Please make the check out to Sharman and mail them to Aspen Cremation Service, 4822 Cleveland Ave., Lincoln, NE 68504.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Wade Lloyd Griffith
So sorry to hear of Wade’s passing. He was a cheerleader for me during my cancer journey last year and i tried to cheer him on as well. My prayers for his family.
I’m so sorry for your great loss. My prayers go out to the entire family. I’ve known Wade since the 70’s as I lived in the neighborhood. Was friends and went to school with Tori & Scott as well. I was fortunate to see Wade recently and catch up a bit on Facebook and trade our cancer recurrence stories. He will be greatly missed!
Fair winds and following seas. Save me a spot at Davy Jones locker. I will always remember you.
I have known Wade, and the entire Griffith family, since we were children and my heart is in pieces for all of them… They are a special family- they have to be because God has something really good in store for them when they all arrive in heaven. God didn’t take Bill and Kathee’s children and grandchild but He allowed it for a purpose, one that I do not yet understand and it is not ours to understand.
I was fortunate enough to have a number of chats with Wade and amongst the last ones a couple stood out to me. One was about how much he wanted to take his wife (or entire family) back to Italy where the food is awesome and life a little slower. And the other one was the one that gave me peace. Wade told me that he didn’t want to die because of his wife, parents, family and that beautiful Granddaughter BUT if he did, he wasn’t scared because he knew where he was going. Wade’s passing is sad for those of us left but knowing where he is and that we will see him again brings peace to all who believe! Sharman, there is one thing that I wanted to share with you in order to show how special you were to Wade. Early on in FB I noticed that he never called you by name- only by his name for you: (his) Bride. I found myself referring to you and asking about you in the same way: “So how is your Bride doing? What does your Bride think about that? Congratulations to both you and your Bride”! His love for you shined out of every mention of you and with every use of the words “My Bride”… I come from a “broken” home and I have never heard nor seen such love. It made me smile each time I saw it (and a little envious that not all of us get to have this experience)! Wade grew from the little brother “pest” to a man of such honor, integrity, faith and fighter and knowing that makes not only my face smile but my heart smile as well. Even though we have lost him way too soon and it isn’t fair on any scale or planet, I’m comforted knowing that he is in heaven surrounded by family and friends who went before, eating any and everything he ever wanted (and not gaining an ounce), he is checking Italy out, watching out for all left behind here and I can hear him saying: I’m okay, my dear Bride. Please try not to cry because even though you cannot see me, I’m never far away. You and the kids, along with Kim and Nick, along with my parents, aunts and cousins are still a family. Look after each other, lean on each other and most importantly, love one another. Love is yours, My Bride, embrace it and hold on. I will be here to meet you in time- in a very long time. And all of you, hang onto your faith because it is truly beautiful here and all is fine. <3
Thoughts of peace to his family and close friends during this difficult time. Wade’s spirit of commitment was unsurpassed with his talents & enthusiasm greatly showcased as a hospitality professional. Condolences to all on the loss of such a wonderful person!