George Edward Trader, 91, of Jensen Beach, Fl.,formerly of Grafton, passed away October 16, 2016.
He was born July 17, 1925, in Grafton, son of the late Raymond Clyde and Edna Mae Larew Trader.
George is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Keener Trader.
He was a Veteran of the US. Army, serving in World War ll 1943-1945 tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator bomber.
He was a graduate of GHS. Class 1943, graduated from Fairmont State with a Bachelor of Arts in education in 1952, he taught shop, coached, drove school bus at Grungy Virginia High School in Grungy, VA. Retired from Woodbridge High School in Virginia where he taught Biology, and was athletic director, coached girls and boys basketball and boys football , Member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in Martin County, Stuart, FL., loved fishing, huntingand spending time with his family and friends. and went to WVU on a football Scolarship, they had a summer home West Port, Canada.
George is survived by one son; George M. Trader and wife Virginia Ann Orlando, FL. two; grandchildren; Michael McInteer, DC, Erin Kay Trader, FL and four great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
In addition to his parents, he was preceded death by a daughter; Nancy Trader McInteer, two sisters, Alice Cozad, Catherine House, two brothers; Bernard Larew, Robert Trader.
A celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Bluemont Cemetery, for George and Ida Trader. Services will be held at the Bluemont Cemetery on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., with Chaplain Randy Jennings officiating.
Interment will follow at Bluemont Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the VFW Memorial City Post #3081, American Legion Taylor County Post #12, Central WVA DAV Chapter 24, and their Auxiliaries, and the Honor Guard from Camp Dawson.
Online condolences can be sent to the Trader family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.