November 17, 2013 12:08 AM
Clyde Trader, 85, of Holly Springs, NC was completely healed and welcomed into the Lord's arms on October 25, 2013.
He was born to the late Nellie and Leslie Trader, April 2, 1928, in Compton, CA. Clyde was a graduate of Life Bible College and later went on to work with Safeway for 40 years. After retiring, he pursued a successful 15 year career in real estate. His last business endeavor was in the position of business administrator of Hemet Baptist Church, where he was able to get the church completely out of debt and mortgage free.
On July 29, 1976, Clyde married the love of his life, Lea Trader. They remained devoted to each other and were a strong and loyal team until the very end.
Clyde is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lea Trader as well as 4 children, Dale, Richard, Cynthia Smith of CA and Gary of TX and sister, Carol Burnett of Hesperia. Clyde is also survived by 3 step-children, Melanie Henry of NV, Tim Lewis of CA and Steven Lewis of NC. Clyde leaves behind 4 grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.
A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, November 23, 2pm at Santa Barbara Community Church in the Fellowship Hall.
Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.