News Opinion Sports Videos Community Schools Churches Announcements Obituaries Events Search/Archive Community Schools Churches Announcements Obituaries Calendar Contact Us Advertisements Search/Archive Public Notices

Obituary

MICHAEL LYNN SHRADER

Michael Lynn Shrader, 72, Clinton, passed away suddenly, early Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2023, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Michael was the owner and operator of Real Dry Cleaners in Clinton. The business was started by his parents in the mid-1960s. Michael was preceded in death by: Parents, Glenn “Shorty” and Jewell Shrader; sister, Patsy Shrader; brother, David L. Shrader; and great-nephew, Isaac Shrader. He is survived by: Daughter, Kristin Shrader of Los Angeles; and very special friend, Sherry Bryant of Clinton. He is also survived by: Brothers, Ronald Shrader and wife Nel of Clinton, and Terry Shrader and wife Susan of Oak Ridge; niece, Tippi Moore and husband Ricky; and nephew, Todd Shrader; and great-nephew, Britt Lamson. Michael is also survived by a crowd of friends in Anderson County and beyond including his close neighbors, Bob and Emily Williams. Michael was a charter member of the Clinton Rotary Club where he was the treasurer from 1979 until 2023. He loved volunteering with the Remote Area Medical Clinic, Rotary events such as the Father-Daughter Dance, and the holiday bell ringing for the Salvation Army. As a child, Michael joined the First Baptist Church of Clinton. Michael enjoyed watching news shows, sports of all kinds, and old movies. He appreciated great music and dancing, attending social functions, and being with friends. He always wanted people around him to have a good time. He and Sherry recently visited his daughter in Los Angeles where they toured the Warner Brothers Studios and other Hollywood sites. Family and friends will receive friends from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with a celebration of life service to follow. Michael’s graveside will be private and held at Sunset Cemetery. In Michael’s memory, friends are encouraged to donate to Remote Area Medical Clinic at 2200 Stock Creek Blvd, Rockford, TN 37853. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of arrangements. holleygamble.com