Written by Darryl Woodson
Donald Delano Strode, 91, of Lexington died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Kendal.
He was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Wilder, Idaho, a son of Don Lee Strode and Ruth VanAtta Strode. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Julia M. Strode.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and retired as a wildlife biologist from the U.S. Forest Service.
Surviving are his children, Dan Strode of Springfield, Donna Strode of Keswick, Peggy Strode Pfeuffer of Raleigh, N.C., and Shirley Strode Coffey of Cincinnati Ohio; seven grandchildren, and six and a half great-grandchildren.
A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery by the Rev. Norman Tippens. A memorial service and reception at Kendal will take place at 3 p.m. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Madison County Historical Society, which houses the Strode Collection of Native American Artifacts, P.O. Box 467 Madison VA 22727.
Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.