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David Corey Shrader

March 16, 1949 — October 8, 2023

Amherst, VA

David Corey Shrader, 74, of Amherst, Virginia passed away on October 8, 2023 surrounded by his family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to all he met. He was the son of the late Fred Shrader and the late Dorothy Wobbe Shrader.

David was born in E. Orange, NJ. Raised in E. Hanover, NJ he attended Morehead State University to pursue a career in criminal justice. After retiring from the police force in E. Hanover, NJ he became a heavy equipment operator. During this time, he married, had 2 children and moved his young family to Amherst, VA where he worked for the City of Lynchburg’s water department until retirement.

His move to Amherst, VA brought him to a farm where his family raised many animals and where he became a master of their several vegetable gardens. Many family members and friends were recipients of his fruits of labor and advice on gardening.

David is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Sharon (Furfaro) Shrader, son Corey Shrader (Lindsay), a daughter Courtney Lopez (Alejandro) and his beautiful granddaughter, Ava Shrader. He is also survived by a brother, Sandford Shrader (Maureen) a sister Nancy Ochs and many other loving family members.

In addition to his parents, David is predeceased by a dear brother Kevin Shrader.

A visitation will be held on October 15, 2023 from 2:00-4:00pm at Tharp Funeral Home, Madison Heights VA.

The family welcomes donations to Amherst Rescue Squad in Amherst, VA as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers.

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, October 15, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory - Madison Heights

118 Commonwealth Dr, Madison Heights, VA 24572

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