Richard Eugene Schader, age 85, of Eatonton, GA died Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. Born in Syracuse, NY on July 6, 1935, he was the son of the late William Schader and Viola Crowell Schader.
Richard graduated from Cicero High School in New York. From June of 1953 until April of 1961 he proudly served in the United States Navy receiving an honorable discharge. On November 2, 1997 he married Delores Kaye Clark. He was the owner and operator of Schader’s Electric for over twenty years. After retiring in 2008 they moved to Eatonton, GA from Central Square, NY. He was a member of Grace Fellowship in Greensboro and a member of Lake Oconee Elk’s Lodge #2849 where he served his community in many ways. Richard made jewelry by hand and loved woodworking making beautiful pieces of furniture.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-three years, Delores Kaye Clark of Eatonton, GA; three children: Gloria Pearson (Alan) of Lebanon, TN, Debra Pardee (Greg) of Central Square, NY and Rick Clark (Beverly) of Alpharetta, GA; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Ray Schader (Barbara); brother-in-law, Robert Kelty; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Harold Schader, Kenneth Schader, Beatrice Moyahan, Ruth Kelty and Grace Schader.
The family will hold a celebration of his life on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Fellowship, 1971 Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Long officiating. They will receive friends at the church from 2:30 p.m. until time for the service. The family requests any memorials be made to Lake Oconee Elk’s Lodge #2849, 1116 Greensboro Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. A memorial service will be scheduled in NY at a future date. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
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