Billy Ray Schroader, 73 of Hartford, Kentucky departed this life on Friday, March 25, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on February 12, 1949, in the Sunnydale community of Ohio County to the late Claudie and Gaynell Pharris Schroader. Billy was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, a self-employed carpenter, and a member of Horse Branch General Baptist Church. He was an avid woodworker, enjoyed collecting and raising honeybees, gardening, spending time with his grandkids and going to church.
Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Chaylin Ray Cowles.
He leaves behind to cherish many memories, his wife of 43 years, Brenda Schroader of Hartford; three daughters, Ronnie Schroader of Hartford, Tracy (Derek) Bailey of Beaver Dam and Stacy (Ben) Embry of Rockport; four sons, Wayne (Melissa) Lamar of Butler County, Jeff (Kellyn) Lamar of Beaver Dam, Paul (Dorothy) Lamar of McHenry and Michael Lamar of Beaver Dam; twenty grandchildren, Michelle, Derek, Kristyn, Dawson, Shelby, Madison, R.J., Jessie, Diedra, Kelsey, Ashley, Wayne, Lexie, Spencer, Brandi, Jordan, Britney, Cody, Raven and Seth and thirty great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth (Joyce) Schroader of Hartford; four sisters, Rita Shocklee of Hartford, Brenda (Kenny) Edge of Hartford, Linda (Jerry) Whitley of Hartford and Vanessa (Larry) Morgan of Rockport and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Horse Branch General Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Tarrance officiating. Burial will follow at Horse Branch General Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors by Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Billy’s family from 10 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.
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