Terrie Dean values the art of good conversation. One of her favorite holiday pastimes is gathering around the kitchen table with relatives and simply talking for hours on end.
All I want for Christmas is normal.
Kenneth Lee Strother, 70, of New Market, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home.
He was born in Harrisonburg on Nov. 5, 1942, and was a son of the late Rastus Howard and Tessie Elizabeth (Crawford) Strother.
Kenneth worked in several area restaurants as a cook.
He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Britt of Waynesboro and Ruth Cornelia Stevenson of Harrisonburg; two sons, Kenneth Wayne Barber of Waynesboro and Lee Franklin Boyd of Bridgeport, Conn.; three sisters, Gloria Moats of Moyers, W.Va., Nancy Moats of Mount Solon and Karen Hall of Staunton; and one brother, Griffin Strother of Warren, Ohio. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, with the Rev. Dawn Strother officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood-Ames Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com .