Mitch “Cobb” Wade, who was vice president of sales at Galena, KS-based Oasis Car Wash Systems, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 following a farm accident. A statement released on the company’s website reads in part:

We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our brother, best friend and co-worker.

Mitch "Cobb" Wade, age 53, passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb 22, 2014, from injuries sustained in an accident while working on the farm he loved.

Mitch was born March 2, 1960, in Joplin, MO. His parents are the late Jerry D. Wade and Ginger G. (Geisler) Wade. He had lived in the Galena, Kansas and Joplin area most of his life.

He was a graduate of Galena High School class of 1978, and a member of First Baptist Church, Galena. He was Vice-President of Sales at Oasis Car Wash Systems in Galena, and along with his brothers, he owned and operated several car washes in the area.

Mitch’s true passion was calf roping and training calf roping horses. His favorite place to be was in his barn and practice pen. He also held numerous calf ropings through the Ultimate Calf Roping Association.