Obituary for Walter Howard “Rocky” Schrader, Jr.

Walter Howard “Rocky” Schrader, Jr., 65, of 1304 Newbern Rd, Pulaski died Thursday, August 10 at  his home.  He was born in Pulaski, VA, July 15, 1952 and was the son of the late Walter Howard Schrader and Mary Anne Craig Schrader.

Rocky was a member of the Pulaski High School graduating Class of 1970, of which he served as class president. He was a member of the Key Club and the Christian Fellowship of Athletes.  He was also a member of the Wrestling Club, as well as the center for the Pulaski High School Orioles football team. He was retired from Hudson Chevrolet, with nearly 30 years of employment. Rocky loved  Pulaski and had a vision for making it great!  He served a term as Vice Mayor and  he served a total of 11 years on the Pulaski Town Council, having to step down because of health. He was also President of the Pulaski YMCA in the mid 80’s. Rocky was a member of Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Rocky will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love for friends and family.

He is survived by his 2 children; Anne Elizabeth Schrader and John Michael Peters of Denver, Co.and Andrew Elliot and Lacie Papsidero Schrader of Pulaski.  He is also survived by a sister, Susan Anne Schrader of Baltimore, MD.

Visitation will be held Sunday, August 13th, at Stevens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held Monday, Augut 14th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.