Wade Glley Obituary, Death – Wade was a lifelong resident of the Gillis/Moss Bluff region and was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1994 and was a four-year letterwinner for the football and rodeo teams. He was also a member of the National High School Rodeo Association and was named Louisiana Rookie of the Year in his freshman year.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance from McNeese State University in 2006. Following graduation, he started as the head boys athletic coach at J.I. Watson Middle School. He later became the P.E. Coach at J.I. Watson Elementary and a volunteer coach at Moss Bluff Middle School.
He started his coaching career as an intern linebacker coach at Iowa High School. His preferred coaching role was serving as a sideline coach and cheerleader for his sons’ sporting games. Wade was a devoted outdoor enthusiast who told many fascinating tales about his and his companion Blake’s occasionally perilous but consistently successful duck hunting excursions. He was an excellent cook who frequently anticipated the next cook-off competition. His specialties included rice and gravy, gumbo, and jambalaya.
He frequently spent his free time maintaining a tidy, well-kept yard and unwinding on the patio to the sounds of his favorite band, “Waylon, Willie and the boys.” Wade will be most fondly recalled for his devotion to his family and his modest braggadocio about his sons and the excellent young men they have grown into. He was a devout man who attended St. Theodore Catholic Church and completed his Cursillo Retreat in 2006.