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Franklin Trader

Franklin Josephis "Butch" Trader

Saturday, October 27th, 1951 - Thursday, May 20th, 2021
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Franklin Josephis Trader, son of the late Robert and Pennie Tilett Trader, was born on October 27, 1951 in Camden, North Carolina. On May 20, 2021, the angels stopped by Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, Virginia and carried him from labor to reward.

“Butch,” as he was affectionately known by family and friends, was educated in the public schools of Accomack County, Virginia. He worked in many industries over the years, but found his true passion in truck driving. He began his career in trucking at Lance Fisher Trucking, Inc. in Saxis, Virginia. Butch was most recently employed by K & J Trucking until his health began to fail. He dedicated over fifty years to the trucking industry.

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Arthur, and Leroy Trader; three sisters, Bernice Stanley, Stella Holden, and Mary Lee Maddox; and two grandchildren, Evrin Holden and Ranquon Bailey.

Butch leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife, Delia Trader of Pocomoke, MD; companion of fourteen years, Sibrina Ceasar and their pet, Poofer of Painter, VA; five daughters, Gwendolyn (Darryl) Talbert, Stacey (Timothy) Giddens, both of Pocomoke, MD, Erica Holden of Princess Anne, MD, Valerie Taylor of Horntown, VA, and Leslie Holden of Greensboro, NC; two sons, Timothy Holden of Greensboro, NC and Larry Johnson, whom he raised, of New Orleans, LA; one sister, Gladys (Thomas) Collins of Horntown, VA; one brother, William (Marie) Trader of Horntown, VA; five brothers-in-law, Joseph (Kristie) Byrd of Painter, VA, Tyrone (Sharonda) Smith of New Church, VA, Tommy Smith of Keller, VA, William Smith of Melfa, VA, and Richard (Sharon) Holden of Jenkins Bridge, VA; three very special friends, Joseph Rice, Calvin Morris, and William Corbin; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 29th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, May 29th, 2021 12:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    We have received notification of the Governor’s Executive Order Sixth Amended Number Sixty-Seven (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven, which imposes the following restriction:
    Effective Midnight, Thursday, April 1, 2021, all public and private in person gatherings of 50 or more individuals are prohibited. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
    In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Rev. Harold E. White, Sr.
  • Interment

    Saturday, May 29th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, May 29th, 2021 12:00pm
    Groton Community Cemetery
    Hickman Ln.
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Posted at 04:04am
I have very fond memories of uncle butch ( Va favorite son ) . He was my babysitter at dreamland drive thru , we rode across country in the 80’s . He’s influenced on my life is
undeniable . Rest easy Unk. I’ll see you again..
Hammer down .
Your nephew
Mikey ( knight hawk)

Faye Collins Godbey

Posted at 10:18am
I remember Franklin as a man who loved his truck driving and was committed to do a good job. It was always joyful when I saw him at my work or would see him in a local restaurant. We'd talk about the "greasy spoon" restaurants along the roads he traveled, and how hard it was to manage those comfort food choices and healthy eating. God bless you Franklin, on the streets of hold in your eternal home, you don't have to make those choices anymore. Prayers of comfort for his family and friends., With blessings, Miss Faye

Phoebe Watson

Posted at 07:16pm
Butch you will be missed we use to talk all the time about this or that i will miss you old friend and familybut you go ahead and take you rest you earn it rest easy until we meet again

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