Eldon W. "Wade" McFatridge
April 8, 1931  -  February 2, 2019

Eldon W. "Wade" McFatridge

I served in the Army.

No services are scheduled for Mr. Eldon Wade McFatridge of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. McFatridge, 87, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, N.M.

Wade was born April 8, 1931 in Hastings, Oklahoma, the son of Homer McFatridge and Lucy Cross (Bowen) McFatridge.

On November 5, 1955 he married Mickie Adair Cope in Hastings. They moved to Artesia in 1963 from Hobbs, N.M.

Wade served his country in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daugher Tandy Lou Davis.

Mr. McFatridge is survived by his wife Mickie of the family home; sons Randy McFatridge and wife Juliane, and James Thomas McFatridge; 7 grandchildren Rhiannon Dominguez and husband Rudy, Stephanie Dossey and husband Mike, Tashina Cortez and husband Ceasar, Laura Hamilton and husband Trent, Shaun McFatridge, Brandon James McFatridge and wife Belinda, and Byron Wade McFatridge; and 9 great-grandchildren Ayden, Addison, Dominic, Taylor, Peyton, Elizabeth, Sebastian, Elena Marie, Aiden Mateo, Peityn Louann, Harper Estelle.


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  1. Vern Bolton
    Roswell, NM

    Wow, what a great guy! Mom thought the world of you sir. I think of you and Mickie when I look at all her work and yours. Godspeed to you sir, Godspeed!

  2. Bonnie Kilpatrick
    Artesia, NM

    My dear friend Mickie my heart breaks to hear of our boy Wade's passing. I could always depend on a big hug from him and a kiss from you. He will be greatly missed but is smiling down on us all. I pray for your comfort.

  3. Bonnie Kilpatrick
    , NM

  4. Laura Hamilton
    Sand Springs, OK

    You are loved and missed my many. Give mom a big hug for me! Love you.

  5. Bev Fleming
    Artesia, NM

    I am so sorry, Mickie. I don't know if you will remember me, but I had just met you guys at the hospital in December, I think I had just gotten my lab work and you were waiting for your sweet man to have his done, and you shared with me about the Vision Quest with your daughter, and your Scottish/Native American unions, and I cherish those moments we shared that day. You've been "heavy on my heart" ever since that day and especially lately. I am so sorry for your loss but what a life you two have had. I hold you in my heart, young lady.

  6. Jo Lynn Schneider
    Artesia, NM

    Jim you and your family are in my thoughts during this sad time. Your Dad was always so friendly. I always enjoyed seeing him and visiting with him. He just made you smile.

  7. Rusty Klein
    Artesia, NM

    Mickie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Wade was an awesome person and could always make me smile! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Tashina
    Gillette, WY

    Grandpa I wanna scream to the world & tell them how much of a beautiful soul you are! I will miss your stories and that mischievous smile. I love you so, & am a lucky girl to have you as my grandpa. I will make sure to get that fly fishing done this year. Love you forever.

  9. Butch & Beth Kornegay
    Columbia, MO

    We are honored and blessed to have known Wade. He was truly a blessing in our lives and we will miss him. We loved him dearly. As we say goodbye to our friend, we ask God rest his soul in peace and the angels to always be there with you!

  10. Carrie Sides
    OKC, OK

    I'm so sorry Wade is gone, but he is out of pain. I loved talking on the phone with him as he sounded just like my Grandpa Wendell. My mom thought the world of Wade and Mickie and the whole family and spoke of you all often. I miss you all....Carrie (Pannell) Sides

  11. Joseph Tillery
    Lockney, TX

    Always nice to me.
    Very helpful
    Did business with him for decades.
    Bought my first Stero from him.
    Praying for families

  12. Nancy Dunn
    Artesia, NM

    I am so sorry to hear of Wade's passing. He was always such a nice man--Wade & Mickie were nearly the first people I met in Artesia. My condolences to all.

  13. Ivan and Mary Frost
    186250 N 2740 Rd, Hastings, OK

  14. Tabrina , William and Matthew Arroyo
    , OK

    We are sorry for your lose. This is a very good picture of Uncle Wade this is how I remember him last time I saw him. He reminded Me so much of Grandpa Homer in looks and personality, in that he liked to joke around and laugh a lot. I know Uncle Wade and Grandpa Homer and Grandma Lucy are rejoicing and laughing and joking about being reunited in Heaven. I Love You Guys , Ya'll take care and keep in touch.

  15. LaRue Pinson
    Artesia, NM

    Mickie, I’m so sorry for your loss. We will so miss him. God bless & comfort you & your family.

  16. Cheri ( Gable ) Crouch
    Artesia, NM

    Mickie & family, you all are in my thoughts & prayers. Always, Cheri

  17. Chesala pelley
    Marlow, OK

  18. Buddy and Cathy Frost
    Comanche Oklahoma,73529, OK

    We love you and miss you Wade so very much.

  19. Lawrence Young
    Artesia, NM

    Wade always had a smile and was a joy to be around. I will miss his laughter and friendship. I am a better person for having known him.

  20. Brandon McFatridge
    Albuquerque, NM

    We love you and will miss you dearly Papa! I know you’re fishing and “Catchin em faster than you can skin em!”

  21. Sharon Caldwell
    Artesia, NM

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Wade’s passing. He was a gentleman by every definition. He will be deeply missed.

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