Our Arlington Staff


Mike Wade, Owner/Funeral Director in Charge
Email: mike@wadefamilyfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237

Michael E. Wade is owner and funeral director in charge of Wade Family Funeral Homes. He personally oversees all areas of operation. Mike is a graduate of Arlington High School and attended The University of Texas at Arlington. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, having graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. Mike actively supports the community and is a member of the Arlington Kiwanis Club, downtown Rotary Club, Arlington Historical Society, Arlington High School Alumni Association, Texas Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and Toy Train Collector's Association.  Mike and Amy are members of First Baptist Church of Arlington.  

Keely Wade Gillham, Funeral Director/Pre-planning Consultant
Email: keely@wadefamilyfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237

Keely Wade Gillham is a licensed Funeral Director and pre-planning consultant. Keely is a graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Services.  Keely and her husband, Matt have 3 children, Tanner, Elle and Owen.  They are members of First Baptist Church of Arlington.  

Blake Wade, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Email: blake@wadefamilyfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237

Blake is a 2006 graduate of Arlington High School and a 2011 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.  He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

Chris Scott, Funeral Director/Pre-planning Consultant
Email: chris@wadefamilyfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237

Chris Scott is a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington and Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services. He is a pre-planning consultant and agent with Wade Family Insurance Services. Chris also assists families in the selection of cemetery property and monuments/markers.  He is married to Lauren Wade Scott and they have one son, Dylan.  They are members of First Baptist Church of Arlington.

Angelica Maldonado
Email: angelica@wadefamilyfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237


Angelica Maldonado is a graduate of Nolan Catholic High School and Texas Wesleyan University. Angelica is a licensed notary public, and has  worked in the business office of the Wade Family Funeral Home since opening in 2003. She was previously on the Board of "A Taste of Arlington" and Theatre Arlington's "Standing Room Only" Booster Club; and a member of Martin High School Choir Booster Club.  Angelica has one daughter, Kirstie, who is in the group, Pentatonix, Sing Off Season 3 champions.

Jo Ann Meador
Email: joann@wadefamilyfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237

Jo Ann Meador is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas where she attended Ouachita Baptist University. She has resided in the DFW metroplex since 1965 where she served as church secretary prior to working in the business office at Wade Family Funeral Home, where she has worked for over 4 years. Jo Ann is a licensed notary public and member of First Baptist Church in Arlington.

EJ Englerth


EJ Englerth is a graduate of Georgia Military Institute and Texas Christian University and is retired Air Force. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with over 15 years experience and was formerly with Shannon Rose Hill in Fort Worth. EJ is a member of the Handley Meadowbrook Lions Club.

Richard Bodnar, Pre-need Consultant/Funeral Assistant
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237

Richard Bodnar is a retired Chief Master Sergeant veteran of 26 years in the USAF.  He also retired from the United States Postal Service after working there for 19 years.  He performs a variety of functions at the funeral home, including family services and pre-arranged funeral plans.  He and his wife, Melba are members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Arlington.

Ed Swift
Email: ed@wadefamilyfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237

Ed Swift is a graduate of The University of Houston, with a career background in Accounting and Human Resources.  Ed works in the business office at the funeral home and is also involved in Family Outreach and Aftercare.  Ed is a Stephen Minister and a volunteer for Community Hospice.  Ed is also a Guest Service volunteer at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Oncology.  Ed and his wife Lauren have been residents of Arlington for 25 years and have two daughters and one granddaughter.  Ed and Lauren are members of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Julie Hinds
Email: julie@wadefamilyfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237

Julie Mickelson Hinds is a 1986 graduate of Arlington High School.  She attended Texas Tech University and is a graduate of Amarillo College Mortuary Science.  Julie is a pre-planning consultant and agent with Wade Family Insurance. She has a 16 year old son, Adam Walther.  They attend Fellowship Church Grapevine.

Charlotte McCurtain, Funeral Assistant/Pre-Need Manager
Email: chrarlotte@wadefamilyfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 817-274-9233
Fax: 817-274-9237

Charlotte McCurtain has been in the funeral industry for 15 years prior to joining the Wade Funeral Home in July 2012. She is a funeral assistant and a licensed prearrangement consultant, and an agent for Wade Family Insurance.  She performs a variety of services at the funeral home.  She is married to David and they have 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grand children.  

Wade Family Funeral Home • 4140 West Pioneer Parkway • Arlington, TX 76013 • (817) 274-9233