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- "The wall shouldn't be a problem. The only thing I've been wondering about is the location of the herd."
- —Wade to Jeremiah.[src]
Not much is known about Wade's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except for the fact that he is 41 years old with military training and was a police officer in retirement in Jacksonville before the outbreak.
Wade is one of the members of Jeremiah's group that get trapped in his Church. After being rescued from the herde of walkers by Lilly and the Woodbury survivors, he becomes a member of Woodbury. Jeremiah listed Wade, as being best suited to be on walker patrol in Woodbury, as he hands Lilly a chart of the members of his groups best attribute, age and occupation. As the younger members of the Church group and Woodbury smoke weed behind the courthouse, Wade in humour pretends to bust them for smoking weed and chastises them for not bringing enough for the entire class.
After the church group finally decides to all be part of the mass suicide in Woodbury to join with God, Jeremiah takes the males of the church group out and inform them on the plan. Wade later sets off to the hills to test the remote devices and to locate the superherd, and when he returns he assures Jeremiah that the summoning will be ready when the time comes.
Later, Wade goes on an important mission with Mark outside Woodbury, meanwhile the idea of taking their lives fails, as Bob switched out the poison with water.
- Killed By
As Wade arrives back to Woodbury along with Mark, Stephen blows the gates to Woodbury to let the undead in, which severely injures both Wade and Mark, leaving them sitting ducks to soon be devoured by walkers.