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Area Deaths - Jan. 25, 2014

James Cleo Strader

James Cleo Strader, age 77, of McDonough, GA died Wednesday, January 15, 2014. James (Cleo) was born in Reidsville, NC on October 12, 1936 to Ruth Ann Gillie Strader and the late Henry Clay Strader, and grew up and attended school in Glenwood in Danville, VA.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gay Campbell Strader; sons: Howard (Kristen) Strader, Jim (Melissa) Strader, Thomas (Kely) Strader; mother: Ruth Ann Strader; brother: William Thomas Strader; seven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

James (Cleo) graduated from Dan River High School, Ringgold, VA in 1958. Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1960, he served our country honorably for twenty years which included two tours of duty in Vietnam, one tour in Korea, and six years in Europe.

After retiring from the military, he continued his professional career in management at Consolidated Freightways until retiring in October 1991.

James Cleo Strader was a patriot, a beloved husband and father. He will be missed by many.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.