STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Funeral held for sailor who died at Pearl Harbor

A funeral was held for a member of the Navy who died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2018 8:32 PM
Updated: Dec. 10, 2018 9:22 AM

CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (WTVA) - A funeral was held for a member of the Navy who died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.

The body of Petty Officer Durell Wade was identified earlier this year and was laid to rest at the North Mississippi Veterans Cemetery 77 years after he lost his life.

The funeral was held in his hometown of Calhoun City and his body has been taken to the veterans cemetery in Kilmichael.

Friends and family members from across the country were joined by Gov. Phil Bryant to commemorate Wade’s sacrifice for his country as his remains were buried in his home state.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Overcast
38° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 30°
Columbus
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 30°
Oxford
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 29°
Starkville
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 29°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather