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Moody Funeral Chapel (Mount Airy)
Friday July 23rd, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Donald Roy Shrader

Mr. Donald Roy Shrader, 73, a local business owner in Mt. Airy NC, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021. Don was born in Bluefield, WV, on August 3, 1947, to the late Roy Jones Shrader and June Meek Shrader Patrick. Don is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue Speak Shrader; his son Roy Patrick Shrader and wife Heather; his daughter Timmesa Shrader Wishart and husband Chris; his grandchildren Claire, Donald Roy II, and Reese Shrader; Megan, Matthew, and Samuel Eads; and Isabel and Lauren Wishart. He is also survived by three brothers Randy (Pat), Kent (Robin), and Mark (Yang Ge); niece Erin Shrader-Amason and nephew Nathan Shrader. Don graduated from Tazewell High School in 1965, earned his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Wesleyan University, and then his master’s degree at the University of Virginia. He taught in the Charlottesville, Virginia City School System for many years in elementary education. He and Sue started Creative Sewing Machines, Inc. in 1983 in Tazewell, Virginia and then moved the business to Mt. Airy in July 1997. Don was passionate about woodworking and gardening. He had a beautiful baritone voice, and he took great pride in his business. Among the many loving things he did was to send Sue a yellow rose (their wedding flower) every Tuesday as a token of their friendship and love. He regularly expressed to Sue, “Honey, I know I ain’t the best husband in the world, but I love you the best I know how!” Don loved his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed by them. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, July 23, 2021, at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy from 3:00 until 4:00. A reception will be held immediately following the visitation at Old North State Winery. Moody Funeral Service is serving the Shrader family.


Vicky D Bruner lit a candle for Donald Roy Shrader

Vicky D Bruner Jul 24 2021 10:07 AM

Don was a favorite with me in college. He was always a kind and friendly guy. Sue, you have been a wonderful partner. Sally always told me about your life. So sorry for you and your children.

Janice Suits Jul 23 2021 9:34 PM

Sending sympathy to Sue ,TImmesa and family. . May the peace of God be with you as you go through this difficult time. You are in our prayers

Barbara Hill Jul 22 2021 11:07 PM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers.

Rev Gary Melissa Storms Jul 22 2021 6:55 PM

Thoughts and Prayers are with you all .

Joe Meek and family , Lisa Meek, & Ruby Lovern Jul 22 2021 6:45 PM

Dear Sue and Timmesa and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You will be in my heart and prayers..🌹

Bonnie Hawkins Jul 22 2021 6:03 PM

Linda Coffin lit a candle for Donald Roy Shrader

Linda Coffin Jul 22 2021 11:51 AM

Our condolences from the VanDyke family in Tazewell, Va. Bettye, George, and Mollie

Bettye VanDyke Jul 22 2021 7:56 AM

Susie Roberts lit a candle for Donald Roy Shrader

Susie Roberts Jul 22 2021 6:19 AM

Sylvia Gentry lit a candle for Donald Roy Shrader

Sylvia Gentry Jul 21 2021 10:06 PM