TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — Clarence “Sonny” Isaac Schroader, 87, of Taylorville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at 11:04 a.m. He was born on June 16, 1934, in Cook County, Illinois, the son of Lon and Connie (Patton) Schroader. He married Francie L. Schroeder on Dec. 24, 1986, in Oklahoma, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 11, 2021.
He worked as a typesetter for Ohio County News and Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, he was a coal miner for Peabody Coal in Kentucky and Illinois and he worked as a security guard at the Kincaid Power plant.
Clarence was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Taylorville, Masonic Lodge, Ansar Shrine, the Order of the Eastern Star and he was a graduate of Hartford High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; son, Barry Kent Schroader; and son-in-Law, Mike Alvey.
He is survived by his daughters: Kimberly (Tommy) Drake, of Morgantown, Kentucky; Lollie Alvey, of Hartford, Kentucky; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Hugh (Janice) Schroader, of Jacksonville, Florida; Gene (Sybie) Schroader, of Daytona Beach, Florida; and five nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 2 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Richard McKirahan officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.