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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Monday April 15th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Christian Fellowship Church Cemetery
Tuesday April 16th, 2019

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Christian Fellowship Church
Tuesday April 16th, 2019

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Michael Ray Strader

Michael R Strader, 65, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will take place at Christian Fellowship Church at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 with Rev. Bill McKinney officiating. The burial will follow the service at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 6-8 PM Monday, April 15, 2019. Michael was born in Rockingham County to Raeford Roosevelt Strader and Betty Virginia Kennon Strader. He retired from Plastics Revolutions with over 20 years of service. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Like most fisherman he was a great story teller. He was also a race fan; he drove and worked on cars at 311 for many years. Most of all he loved his wife and family. Along with his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Raeford Wayne Strader. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Kathy Simpson Strader; sons, Michael Christopher Strader and Thomas Spencer Strader (Kristan); mother, Betty Kennon Strader; siblings, Gary Strader, Ricky Strader (Kathi), Robin Strader; grandchildren, Brett and Jacob Strader; great grandchild, Greyson Strader as well as a large extended family.

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I am so sorry for Michael's passing. May the Lord comfort each of you. May your memories serve you well. Doris H. Matkins

Doris H Matkins Apr 18 2019 6:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Strader

Tammy Williams Apr 15 2019 11:00 AM

I was fortunate to have the great privilege of hearing many of Mike's stories. Some of which I will never forget. He was the kind of person that you just wanted to be around. Mike always made me laugh and was always willing to give advice or help out. He is someone I admired and respected. I consider it a honor to have called Mike Strader my friend.

Bart Holland Apr 14 2019 9:02 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Strader

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A candle was lit in memory of Michael Strader

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A candle was lit in memory of Michael Strader

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