HENDERSON - Wade Larry Bliss Sr., 62, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at Duke Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Church of the Holy Innocents by the Rev. Donald A. Lowery. Inurnment will follow in the Church of the Holy Innocents Columbarium Wall.

He was the son of the late Dwight L. Bliss Sr. and Gladys Wade Bliss. Mr. Bliss was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and was formerly employed as a sales manager in the mobile home industry.

Surviving: his wife, Anne Donaldson Bliss; one daughter, Leigh Anne B. Loftin (Spencer) of Louisburg; one son, Wade L. Bliss Jr. (Tammy) of Henderson; one brother, Dwight L. Bliss Jr. of Americas, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home, 1505 Cypress Drive, Henderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Innocents, 210 South Chestnut St., Henderson, NC 27536, or to Island Creek Baptist Church, c/o Margaret Morgan, 950 Stagecoach Road, Henderson, NC 27537.

Arrangements are by J. M. White Funeral Home.