Obituary for Dr. K. Wade Falwell Sr.
Dr. K. Wade Falwell, Sr., M.D. of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the age of 60. He was born March 9, 1957, in Bradford, Arkansas, the third son of Kent Falwell and Dorlene (Smith) Falwell.
Dr. Falwell spent his growing up years alongside his three brothers in Bradjford. He left Bradford High School following the completion of his junior year in 1974 to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Falwell earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s in Chemistry in 1982 from Arkansas State University. He began medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences graduating in 1987. Dr. Falwell served his residency in family practice from 1987 to 1990.
Retuning home, he began working at Newport Hospital and in 1992 opened Dr. Wade Falwell, M.D. Family Practice. He gave 25 years of care to many patients who considered him not only their doctor, but also, a friend. Dr. Falwell was well known for his strong work ethic. He not only worked as a dedicated full time physician, but, he gave his evenings and days off to farming, one of the great loves of his life. Dr. Falwell’s love of the outdoors extended to his great enjoyment of hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Bradford Baptist Church.
Dr. Falwell’s greatest love in life was his family. He and Miss Debra Pigg married on August 2, 1974, enjoying 43 years, 3 children, and 5 grandchildren together. Dr. Falwell will be remembered by many for his tremendous work ethic and his devotion to his patients, but, by those who loved him most, he will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, dad, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Dr. Falwell was preceded in death by one brother, Barry Falwell, on November 6, 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Debra (Pigg) Falwell of the home; two sons, Dr. K. Wade Falwell, Jr., and wife, Autumn, of Batesville and W. Craig Falwell, and wife, Alesha, of Newport; one daughter, Druanne Falwell of Newport; five grandchildren, Craig Falwell, Jr., Sophie Falwell, Wade Falwell, III, Henry Falwell, and George Falwell; his parents, Kent and Dorlene (Smith) Falwell of Bradford; two brothers, Kenny Falwell and wife, Carol, of Newport, and Greg Falwell of Bradford; many nieces and nephews; Druanne’s care giver, Lorrie Tubbs; and many other family and a lifetime of friends.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Rick Siler, Bruce Smith, John Tubbs, John Pigg, Tommy Young, and Levi Carlton. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Falwell’s office staff.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2017, at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow in Coffeyville Cemetery, Possum Grape.
To light a memorial candle, leave a condolence message, or view the guestbook, please visit our website at www.jacksonsfh.com