Former wrestling champion remembered 10 years later
By Rajah Maples
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 03:38:48 GMT — Friends and family turn out to remember the life of a Quincy man whose life was cut short.Friends and family of Jermaine Dade held a candlelight vigil, balloon release and prayer in his honor Friday night at 6th and Broadway in Quincy.That's where Dade was shot 10 years ago.The former state wrestling champion was just 22-years old when he was gunned down in a gas station parking lot.An organizer of tonight's vigil said Dade had so many talents that were never completely realized."He was a good person and had everything," organizer and family member Candee Dade said. "He had his music career. He was 2000 Illinois state champion in wrestling. Football -- he had it all. Unfortunately his life was taken from him."Staphon Williams, 23, of Quincy was sentenced to 17 years in prison for killing Dade.
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