Wade Russell Kline

July 26, 1926 ~ May 25, 2021 (age 94)


Wade R. Kline, 94, of Smithsburg, MD, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 26, 1926 in the family home in “Bulltail” Pleasant Valley, MD, and was the son of the late James R. Kline and Edna M. (Bowman) Kline. He was employed by the state roads and Thomas, Bennett, and Hunter in his early years. He then went to work for the Washington County Board of Education where he retired after 31 years of service. He attended Mt. Pleasant Church of God. He loved horseback riding in his early years and liked to hunt, fish, and go to auctions. Wade is survived by his wife of 73 years, Jane (Delauter) Kline, daughter, Floretta Rohrer and husband Mike, sister, Judy Willard, special nephew, Wayne Grossnickle and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, James W. “Jimmie” Kline and three sisters, Margaret “Tillie” Swope, Agnes Grossnickle and Henrietta McFerren. Services will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11:00am at Mt. Pleasant Church of God, Smithsburg, MD, with Pastor Tim Shirley and Rev. A. Paul Harne officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friend Thursday evening from 6-8pm at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD. Doors will be open at 9am for the convenience of the public. The family wishes to send a special thank you to Hospice of Washington County, especially Darlene, Carrie, and Tina. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Wade R. Kline to Mt. Pleasant Church of God, 24107 Foxville Rd. Smithsburg, MD, 21783 or Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 11720 Pleasant Valley Rd. Smithsburg, MD, 21783. Online condolences may be offered at

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May 27, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
J. L. Davis Funeral Home
12525 Bradbury Ave
Smithsburg, MD 21783

Funeral Service
May 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Mt. Pleasant Church of God
24107 Foxville Road
Smithsburg, MD 21783

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