John J.R. Schrader

Born: Sat., Jul. 10, 1937
Died: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Location: Family Worship Center

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Location: Family Worship Center

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John Roy (J.R.) Schrader, Jr., 81 of Pulaski, died Monday, January 7, 2019 at Lewis Gale Hospital – Pulaski.  He was born in Pulaski on July 10, 1937 to the late Omah Colleen Vaughan Schrader and John Roy Schrader, Sr.  J.R. was a life-long member of the Family Worship Center/First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Pulaski.  He was the official board secretary; special music, praise and worship team, choir member, and taught Sunday School for about 30 years.  With his wife Doris, they began Children’s Church and helped direct VBS.  He was the Editor of the Appalachian Conference Messenger for about 20 years; He wrote the 80th anniversary of the Virginia conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.  J.R. was a graduating member of the Pulaski High School Class of 1955, and a 1957 graduating member of the Emmanuel College.  In September of 1966, he was hired as sports editor of the Southwest Times.  He was named managing editor 4 ½ years later.  J.R. was a Salvation Army Advisory Board member, Town of Pulaski Centennial Committee, a leader for Cub Scout Pack 243, member of the Town of Pulaski Board of Economic Development, member of the New River Valley Agency on Aging Advisory Council, was elected to Pulaski Town Council 1988-1996. He later chaired several council committees and was Pulaski representative to the New River Valley Planning commission, was a charter member of the Pulaski County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Task Force.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jane Schrader.  He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Hubble Schrader:  a son; Terry W. (Denise) Schrader of Winchester: daughter; Pam Schrader (Ron) Fredericks of Dublin: brother; Billy G. Schrader of Pulaski: grandchildren; John Russell Fredericks, Lauren Fredericks (Nathan) Rife, Lindsay Schrader (Daniel) Lowder: Great-grandchildren; Rowan Tobias Rife, and London Elizabeth Lowder.  Funeral services, will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Family Worship Center 955 Memorial Drive Pulaski, VA 24301, with the Rev. Jeff Willhoite, and the Rev. Dr. C.R. Conner officiating.  Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends on Thursday at the Family Worship Center from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to any charity of choice.  

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Maetta Crewe
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
Doris, I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if you need help with anything. J. R. was a kind and gentle man to all and he will be missed in this community. Prayers!.

Anne&Jim Neighbors
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family
With the passing of JR. Please know we
Are thinking of you at this time.
Our faith consoles us with the promise that
We will see one another again. So sorry
He was ill but thankful he is at peace.
Fondly Anne&Jim Neighbors

Dennis R Hall
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
Please accept my most sincere condolences. Loosing a parent is such hard thing, and I know he will be sorely missed. However, try to take solace in knowing he is in a better place. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
Dennis Hall

Hilda R. Hall
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
Dear Doris, So sorry for your loss. JR was a great friend. I will miss him. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Susan Vaughn
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019

SOPHISTICATION WILLOW BASKET SPRAY was sent by Alvin Fred and Susan Vaughn.

Sorry we met so late in life. You were a special man and I know you will be missed. Y family and friends. God Speed J.R. We love you.

Brenda Branson
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
Dear Doris, and Pam, My deepest condolences. J R was a wonderful Christian man, father and husband. I will always remember him and the time I spent at your home as a child. I always looked up to JR and you, Doris as a great example and it has been a blessing knowing the family. May God comfort you at this time of sorrow, but rest assured we will see him again. I am sorry I won't be able to attend the funeral, i moved out of state. Your family will be in my prayers.

Esther Hart
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. May our loving God sustain you and give you peace and comfort that only HE can give. Esther Underwood is in Fla but sends prayers and sympathy.
We are praying for you
Esther Hart & Esther Underwood

Eric and Jackie Ellison
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Doris and family, may you find comfort knowing prayers are going up for you at this difficult time. We loved J. R. and looked forward to seeing him every Sunday in Church, he always had a story for Eric. His journey is complete! May the good Lord give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

God Bless You!
Eric & Jackie

Joan Funkhouser
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Terry and family, I pray God give you all peace and comfort. My prayers will be with you in the coming days.

Sherwood & Euna Spence
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Doris & Family,
So sorry to hear about J.R. Our friendship went back as far as Emmanuel College.
He made his mark in life and now he is receiving his rewards.

We will be praying for the family.

Sherwood & Euna

Karen Folino
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019

HOPE AND HONOR CROSS STANDING EASEL was sent by Karen Hanks Folino.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We loved you and were privileged to count you as our Sixth St. neighbors and more importantly FRIENDS. J.R. Is now with our heavingly Father that we all strive for. The Hanks Family Debbie and Karen

Fred C. Newman
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
J.R. was one of my very first friends. We were very small children when that friendship began and lasted all of our lives. He was a wonderful Christian man, talented writer and outstanding citizen. We will miss him here on earth, but we know he is happy in his Heavenly Home.

Rita Jarrells Cook
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
Doris, Pam, Terry

I was so sorry to hear about JR, he will be up there singing in that heavenly choir now though. I called him JAR a lot to pick at him, you are all dear friends and I am praying for God to comfort you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Love Rita

Nelia Larson-Mann
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
Pam & family, I'm so very sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Losing a parent is never easy. Remember though that your dad will always be with you & watch over you. He will forever remain in your heart & memories. I pray that God will comfort you during this difficult time. Hugs to you my friend.💕

Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. ~ Mathew 5:4

Fred H Clark Jr
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
Our most sincere condolences for all the Schrader family.
JR and I grew up together, went to school together and graduated together in 1955. He was a fine and good person. He will be missed. May GOD be with you.

Freddie Clark

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