MAJ. Arthur Arlie Shrader

July 28, 1949June 24, 2014
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COLUMBIA - Major Arthur Arlie Shrader (U.S. Army, Ret.), 64, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Born in Bluefield, WVa., he was a son of the late Arlie Rector and Ruby Elizabeth Nester Shrader. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Susan Lloyd Shrader; son, Scott Thomas Shrader of Columbia; daughter, Andrea Elizabeth Shrader (Chad Biel); grandchildren, Elliot Thomas and Alanna Susan Biel, all of Charleston. A graduate of Bluefield High School and Virginia Tech, he received a Master’s degree in Environmental Geology from USC. He was employed with SCDHEC as a hydrogeologist. He retired as a Major from the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam era and during the Gulf War, receiving a Bronze star. His hobbies included rock hounding, duck and deer hunting and Civil War history. He was past president of Columbia Gem and Mineral Society. Memorials may be made to Historic Columbia Foundation, 1601 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201 or Pets Inc., 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia, SC 29171. Funeral service for Major Shrader will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at the funeral home.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 1, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, June 30, 2014
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MAJ. Arthur Arlie Shrader

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Josh Jones

July 10, 2014

For the past week I started wondering what happened to Arthur, although I didn't know why, and I hadn't thought about him in years. I Googled him yesterday and was so sad to learn that he had died only a couple of weeks ago. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope he had a great life, and I offer my sincerest condolences to the family.

Growing up together in Bluefield I was his best friend in junior high and high school. We were in the Boy Scouts together at Trinity Methodist Church (my dad was our Scoutmaster) and inseparable camping buddies. In the wedding photo where he and Sue are running under the archway (at Va Tech, right?), I'm the guy standing at the far right, laughing and throwing rice. I remember that Corvette well.

So many good memories with a great man.
RIP, Art.

Contrenia Haynes

July 7, 2014

To the Andrea and the Shrader family you are in my prayers.We here at the office of Volunteer and Guest Services wishes to offer our sincere condolensces to you and family during this time. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. We are only a phone call away.

Joy Wilson

July 3, 2014

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Shrader was a great husband, dad, and I am sure, grandfather. I send my love to you all.

June 30, 2014

Art, I will always remember you as a "mentor" and always made my son Michael smile and laugh...and you encouraged me when I was sick. I will never forget the time when I told you about my son's trip to Fort Jackson and how he REALLY wanted a "little mule" actually found one "on line" that was for sale for $1,000. God Bless you; you will be missed. Cathleen (& Michael Ridgley)

Carroll Burley

June 30, 2014

Art will be missed by everyone who knew him. It was my pleasure to know Art at DHEC. He always tried to see the positive in people and situations. He went out of his way to be nice to everyone. He always included me in the invitations to eat on Thursdays at Santa Fe's with the gang. He was very helpful in getting information for me as a fellow veteran of the Army. My prayers are with all of the family.

God bless all of you.

Benira Sutphin

June 30, 2014

Sue , Scott, Andrea and family I am so sad for your lost of a great man as Arthor , He lives on in each one of your hearts and minds and we be remembered for his love for his country and family .
Benira Sutphin

Betsy Heynen

June 28, 2014

My sympathy for your loss and a prayer for the easing of sorrow. I had the pleasure of working with Art at Fort Jackson. He made that work a pleasure. He will be missed.

Ricco Davis

June 28, 2014

Andrea and Family
I was sadden to hear of his passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you durning this difficult time.

Jo-Ann and John Kneece

June 27, 2014

A good man and true. So sorry for your loss.

Anita Booth

June 27, 2014

Sue, Scott, Andrea and family, We admired and respected Arthur so much. He was an exemplary citizen, but more important, a fine husband, father, and friend. You are all in our prayers in your loss. David and Anita Booth