John Harkrader

John Harkrader

Monday, March 24th, 1952 - Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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John Kimsey Harkrader, 68 of Roanoke, passed away on Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2020. He had a zest for life, never met a stranger, and deeply valued his friendships. John never failed to support and offer encouragement to others. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and John Harkrader, for whom he cared for daily until their passing. Surviving are his loving wife of 33 years, Joan C. Harkrader; a number of sisters and brothers including Mary Allen and husband Steve; a supportive and loving nephew, Daniel Allen and wife Cory; a niece, Samantha Martin and husband Keith; three nephews, Jeremy and Paul Mason, Joey Craighead; a niece, Amy Butts; two great nephews, Brody and Cameron Allen; a caring sister-in-law, Judy Mason; and a brother-in-law, Joe Craighead and wife Linda. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 AM Friday from Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel, with interment following in Evergreen Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or an animal shelter/organization. Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.
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    Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, August 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Oakey's Roanoke Chapel
    318 W. Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Ken Shuping


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John Brooks

Posted at 01:08pm
John is my friend. Bigger than life, always with that big smile. He will always be with us, just in a different way. My condolences to his family for their loss. John Brooks

Mary Rickett

Posted at 07:55pm
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. May God bless all of his family with comfort & peace & ease your pain & sorrow. I am so glad that Dina & John found each other & other siblings. What a blessing. John was a blessing to my son Martin & was a Great influence on him & they were Family & Friends. RIP John! Mary Rickett

Cindy Haas

Posted at 06:57pm
Joan, There are not enough words to express how I feel and how much I will miss John. I know our phone calls were usually long, but regardless of how I was feeling or questions I had, John always had the answers. Even if it meant looking something up and calling me back. I feel so bad that I can’t be there for you. You know if I could I would. Love you both so very much!!!

Barbara Barksdale

Posted at 02:24pm
Joan - Mike and I were very sorry to hear of John's passing. We will miss our frequent phone calls regarding the neighborhood. If we can help you in any way, please give us a call..............Barbara Barksdale

Ralph Emery

Posted at 02:16pm
Kim was my friend..
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