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Granville Carr Shrader
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  • Riverview Baptist Church
    219 Big Stony Creek Road
    Ripplemead, VA 24150

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“Dale and family, I'm sorry for the loss of your father. He was such a good man. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May GOD give you peace. ”

“Janice and family, my sincere sympathy in the loss of your loving father. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Patti Ragsdale - Pearisburg, VA

“Janice, we are sending our condolences to you and your family. We are are sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You will continue to be in our...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Elizabeth and Steven Reed - NC

“Janice and Dale, May your memories help to ease your pain of missing your Dad. He always had a smile, so very kind and he will be missed by so many....Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Anne Chambers - Narrows, VA

“May God comfort all who loved Granville until reunited with him in Glory with Jesus our dear Savior. Hugs to you Janice, I know he appreciated your...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Duane Creger - Narrows, VA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Granville passing. Everytime you seen him he always had a nice word to say . Always asking about the family. He was a...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Clark Ferrell - Narrows, VA

“Knew Granville for many years. He always seemed to be around when I was looking for a paper and he knew where to get it. Always had a friendly word...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Dave Lloyd - Narrows, VA

“If you never met him, you do not know what you missed. If you knew him, you knew what a gentleman he was. I met Granville years ago as i went to...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: gary hager - narrows, VA - Friend

“Janice, I was sadden to hear about the passing of your Dad, know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Pam ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Roger and Pamela Dunn - Narrows,, VA

“Jan and Dale, my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. I spent many happy childhood hours at your home in Narrows. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Elaine Musick - Narrows, VA

“Janice, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I'm sorry that I never had the pleasure of meeting him. Love and Prayers for you. Charlotte ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Charlotte Hazelwood - Rich Creek, VA

“Janice and Dale, We are so sorry for your loss. I spent a lot of time at your home in Narrows as a child. Our prayers are with you. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Diane Clevenger Aukland - OH

“Believe it or not, I have so many memories as a small child. My dad taking us to your house. I even remember one Christmas there. Uncle Granville was...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Armstrong - Medina, OH

“Let your faith sustain you during this difficult time. Our prayers are with all of you. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Leslie and Rich Claiborne - NC

“Janice & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thought and prayers are with you all. Praying the love of Jesus and the comforting...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Eleanor (Jeanie) Linkous

“I am so sorry for your loss. I will really miss him. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Beverly Weikle - Lindside, WV

“I'm so very sorry to hear of Granville's passing. Prayers for you an the whole family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Crystal Shrader Shepherd - VA

“Wonderful memories of Mr. Shrader at the Glen Lyn Church, always happy. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Janeen Webb - Bluefield, VA

“I a so sorry for your loss. I know the last time I talked to him was at the Credit Union. He had fell earlier , Janice, you were so worried about him...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Bratton - Ripplemead, VA

“Oh Janice my heart is breaking for you and your sweet family. Please know that you and your family are being lifted up in prayer . Praying The...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Sue Belcher Lucas - Roanoke, VA

“Mike, Larry and I are so sorry about the passing of Granville he was a very good Christian man. With deepest regards We are praying for you guys! ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: maxine robertson - narrows, VA

“Praying for your Christian faith to be of great comfort to you. Such a wonderful legacy your Dad left. Know that I am thinking of you and love you....Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: SHIRLEY RICHARDSON - NARROWS, VA

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Granville Carr Shrader, 88, of Narrows passed quietly into the presence of Jesus on Friday, February 5th, 2016.

He was born in Narrows on March 4th, 1927, and was the son of the late Fitzhugh Lee and Flossie Glade Fizer Shrader.

Granville joined the Army Air Force in 1945 and served as a corporal in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 6000. After the war, Granville became a Christian and was baptized at Calvary Baptist Church in Bluefield, West Virginia. He then returned to Narrows where he met his bride, Donna Thorne, while he was driving a bus for the Celanese Corporation. They married December 4th, 1948.

Over the years Granville worked as a mechanic and a welder. He was part of the crews that built both the East River and Big Walker Tunnels. Later he worked as a pipe fitter for the Celanese. He retired in 1991.

An avid gardener, Granville had a garden every year to the end. No garden was complete without rows of beans, potatoes, zucchini and 20 or so tomato plants. Granville was a kind and gentle spirit who never met a stranger. His family adored him, and over the past few weeks many visitors have dropped by to visit him during his short illness at the Carilian Giles Community hospital to share pleasant memories.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, beloved Aunt Lizzy Burton, and four brothers: Arthur, John-Allen, Arnold and Verlin.

He leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Donna Thorne Shrader, and three children: Phyllis (Henry) Perdue, Janice (Wayne) Brackenrich, and Granville Dale (Shanna) Shrader.

There are eleven grandchildren: Michael (Teresa) Perdue, Amy (Brian) Meadows, Stephanie Williams, Christine Brackenrich, Erin (Brandon) Jones, Danielle (Lane) Eckard, Jamie (Ben) Shrader, Joshua (Sarah) Brackenrich, Nolan Brackenrich, Rachel Shrader, and Granville Seth Shrader. There are also ten great-grandchildren, Krista (Cody) Kast, Jacob Perdue, Luke Perdue, Brooke Williams, Ty Meadows, Sadie Jones, Joel Eckard, Jenna Eckard, Liberty Brackenrich, Tildyn Brackenrich; and a great-great grandson, Levi Booth.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 2 PM at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Shrader Cemetery on Wolf Creek Road outside Narrows with graveside rites conducted by VFW Post #6000, American Legion Posts #68 of Narrows, #311 of Pembroke, and #145 of Peterstown. The family will receive friends at Riverview Baptist Church Monday from 12 noon until just prior to the service. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider Riverview Baptist Church; 219 Big Stony Creek Road; Ripplemead, Virginia 24150.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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