January 22, 1922 ~ October 12, 2005

Born in: Glenford, Ohio,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville ~ Herbert E. Shrider, 83, of Lambeth Drive in the Deerfield Retirement Community, died Wednesday, October 12, 2005. A native of Glenford, Ohio, he was the son of the late Emmett and Ethel Cooprider Shrider. Mr. Shrider served as an Air Force pilot during World War II and retired from the FBI where he was a special agent for over 30 years. His appreciation of life was demonstrated through the many ways he shared himself with others. He and his wife Kay were devoted to those in need and spent Wednesdays delivering Meals on Wheels in the Montford community for 26 years. He also shared his talents as an active member of Central United Methodist Church for 25 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Kay Daugherty Shrider; two daughters, Diane Souther and husband Joe of Asheville, and Kathleen Shrider–DuPlessie and husband Steve of Portland, Oregon; a son, Tom Shrider and wife Jennifer of Portland, Oregon; and two grandchildren Kiana and Kirkland Ahrens of Asheville. A celebration of Herb Shrider’s life will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Rob Blackburn and Rev. Richard Smyth. Interment will follow in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated at either of his favorite organizations – Meals on Wheels, 146 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801 or the Asheville Humane Society, 72 Lee's Creek Rd. Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Such a wonderful, loving man who adored his beautiful wife, Kay. You will be missed by your friends at SpineCarolina.

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  2. Dear Kay and Diane,
    We were so sorry to learn of the death of Herb. What a shock. Kay, we know you will miss him terribly as he was such a pleasant man and we enjoyed seeing him in the office when you both came to have your teeth cared for.
    Diane, we know you will also miss your father. It is so hard to give up a parent and we will certainly be praying for both you and your mom and grandchildren during this time of loss.
    We pray that the Lord will give you grace to go through this time of sorrow and give you peace that only He can give.
    Our love and prayers,
    Dr. David and Edna Becker

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  3. Herb was a very special and very dedicated long time volunteer. We will miss him dearly. We greatly appreciate your family honoring his memory by asking friends and family to contribute to Meals On Wheels. We are thinking of you all during this very difficult time.

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