Wade Young Milam
January 1, 1970 - April 23, 2017

Wade Young Milam, 69, of Shallotte, passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer on Sunday, April 23, 2017 while under the care of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Shallotte Assisted Living.

Born in Charlotte, NC, on Sept 19, 1947; he was the oldest child of the late Joseph Bee Milam and the late Dorothy Simpkins Milam.

Wade is survived by his ex-wife and caregiver, Cynthia (Cindy) Prine Milam, of 42 years; son, Wade Y. Milam II of Shallotte; daughter, Erin Milam of Wilmington, NC; and daughter, Caitrin Milam of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; and his precious grandsons who loved their
PaPa dearly: Jaxon Milam (8) of Wellsburg, W VA; and Caidon Wescott (7 1/2) of Ocean Isle Beach. He is also survived by brother, Jay Milam (Hannah); brother, Ike Milam (Cindy); and sister, Joanne Milam Miller (Danny), all of Charlotte, NC. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.

Wade was a graduate of the South Mecklenburg High School (’65). He attended Piedmont Community College and East Carolina University. His Plumbing /Mechanical Engineering career was furthered at Ferebee Walters Engineering, FWA Engineering, Odell Associates- where he was the Head of the Plumbing Design Department, and finally his own business- W.Y.Milam Engineering. He helped in the design of the NC State School of Veterinary Medicine, the Jarvik Heart Institute in Texas, many buildings on the UNC campus, as well as many other huge businesses and government projects across the Southeast.

Wade was an accomplished artist who had won many awards for his paintings. His artwork was sold from California to the Carolinas.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. A Celebration of Life at Victoria’s Restaurant will be announced soon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Ln., S.E., Bolivia, NC 28422; or Adoption Angel Animal Rescue, PO BOX 15095, Wilmington, NC 28408.
Wade’s family address is: 4730 Milliken St., Shallotte, NC 28470.


  • Bill Cobb Posted April 27, 2017 4:32 pm

    Sorry to hear about Wade. We had lots of good times together. He was a fun happy guy. Bill COBB

  • Cindy Milam Posted April 27, 2017 8:52 pm

    We sure did have some good times.

  • Sherrie Milam Boan Posted April 29, 2017 8:08 am

    Wonderful childhood memories of my dear cousin. I am so very saddened by his passing.

  • Katie Glotfelty Posted April 29, 2017 9:30 am

    Dear Cindy (and the Milam family),

    Even though we didn’t know Wade, we do know that this has been a very sad and difficult time for you. This man appears to have been a man “full of life”, and so our thoughts and sympathies are with you as you mourn his loss yet remember the good times.

    With heartfelt sympathy,

    Katie & Brian Glotfelty

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