Allen Kent Strader

Allen Kent Strader, age 71, of French Creek, WV, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2024, surrounded by his family, after battling an extended illness.  

He was born on February 9, 1953, in Buckhannon a son of the late Rupert R. “Ted” and Leonore Talbott Strader.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Joseph Strader.  

He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Deborah Gorrell Strader, whom he married on May 11, 1975.  He is also survived by one son Jeremy and wife Marcia Strader of French Creek and one daughter Casey and husband Rob Frazier of Shenandoah Junction, WV;  grandchildren:  Ryan and Ian Strader, Jordan and Riley James all French Creek; four sisters:  Bonnie and husband Leonard DeRico, Cindy and husband David Tenney, Teresa and husband Terry Andrews and Krystal and husband Lew Kelley;  two brothers:  Rodney and wife Luann Strader, and Brian and wife Rebecca Strader;  numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Strader was a 1971 graduate from Buckhannon-Upshur High School and graduated from Glenville State College in 1975. 

Mr. Strader left a positive impact on countless students and athletes in his over forty-year career as a teacher and many years of coaching. He never considered teaching a job, as he enjoyed working with children so much. His life revolved around his family, especially his grandkids, who would like to thank him for being the best grandpa anyone could ask for who was there for them no matter what and loved them “more than mostest.”

Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 3-8 PM.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel with Pastor Brandon Kelley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Center Chapel Cemetery.  

Online condolences may be extended to the Strader family at The Strader family has entrusted the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services with funeral arrangements. 

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