Harless Wade

Harless Ainsworth Wade is the son of Rev. John Emsley Wade and Carrie Faye (Hunt) Wade Callaway. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Harless Wade, a sportswriter whose name was synonymous with Texas golf for almost four decades, passed away March 28, 2009, at the age of 80. He was born Harless Ainsworth Wade in Wichita Falls, TX, on December 21, 1928, but spent much of his formative years in Commerce, TX.

Wade began his journalism career at Commerce's East Texas State University, where he was editor of the school newspaper before graduating in 1950 with a degree in speech and journalism. After three years at the Abilene Reporter-News, Wade joined The Dallas Morning News in time for the 1956 football season. While at The News, Wade earned more than 50 national, regional and state writing awards, including the lone Star Conference Sportswriter of the Year and the Northern Texas PGA Media Award four times. He retired from The Dallas Morning News in 1994.


Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas

Born: December 21, 1928

Died: March 28, 2009