John Wade, 53, of Alpharetta, GA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at his home. John was born on May 24, 1964 in Greensboro, NC. After graduating from Grimsley High School, he attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado for two years. He earned his BS from Clemson University, where he was a walk-on for the Clemson University Tigers football team his senior year. He earned a Masters Degree from Georgia Tech and began a career as a Mechanical Engineer. John was an accomplished scuba diver, pilot, and boat captain. John attended North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA and enjoyed serving as a coach for his daughters’ Upward Basketball and Eagle Stix Lacrosse teams. He enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, playing golf, exercising, and watching Clemson football. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Wade. He is survived by his wife, Judy Knight Wade, and two daughters, Annie and Molly; his mother, Betty Wade; his sister and brother-in-law, Ginny and John Payne; his niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Steven Payne; his mother-in-law, Betty Knight; 4 brother-in-laws, 2 sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of John’s life was held on Friday, July 7 at 2 p.m. at Northside Chapel in Roswell, GA with Evan McLaughlin officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to may make donations to North Fulton Community Charities or Police Benevolent Association.