|Jeffrey O. Schrader|
|Jeffrey O. Schrader, 52, of Mannington, passed away Wednesday (March 31, 2010) at his residence.
He was born May 31, 1957, a son of Robert C. “Bob” Schrader Sr. and the late Virginia May Smith Schrader.
Jeff was employed at Patriot Coal Co.’s Federal No. 2 Mine for 34 years. He coached Idamay Black Diamonds Pop Warner and Mannington Little League Baseball. He was an avid sports fan who loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Mountaineers and the Penguins. Jeff especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He loved Freemasonry, with a particular fondness for the York Rite Masonry.
He was a member of the Mannington Lodge No. 31, AF&AM in Mannington where he was Past Master, a founding member of the Royal Arch Chapter Bobbie J. Triplett No. 52 where he was Past High Priest, Grand Chapter WVRAM where he was Right Excellent Grand Scribe, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in Valleysport, Wheeling, Morgantown Orient of WV, also Knight Commander of the Court of Honour, Knight York Cross of Honour, Eminent Prior in WV Priory No. 40, member of Fort Henry York Rite College No. 61, Super Excellent Master, Crusade No. 6 Commandery Knights Templar, Osiris Shrine, Anointed High Priest, and the Augusta Chapter No. 6 Order of the Eastern Star.
He enjoyed traveling around the state to Masonic meetings and enjoyed the fellowship with great friends he made over the last 20 years.
In addition to his father, Jeff is survived by his wife, Cathy Snider Schrader, whom he married April 2, 1977; a daughter, Amber Nichols and husband Michael of Fairmont; a son, Joshua A. Schrader of Farmington; two grandchildren, Brandon and Olivia Nichols; a sister, Valerie J. Russ and husband John of Purcellville, Va.; his mother and father-in-law, Billy Joe and Katherine Snider of Mannington; five sisters-in-law, Debbie Stevenski of Fairmont, Vicky Barron of Idamay, Anita Shackelford of Barrackville, Brenda Artice of Mannington, and Heather Straight of Fairview; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington from 2 to 9 p.m. today where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Chad Hutson officiating. Interment will be in Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery. Mannington Lodge No. 31, AF&AM will conduct full Masonic graveside rites.