November 29, 1929 - July 31, 2015
CHESTER: Mr. William Lawrence Strait, Jr., 85, died Friday, July 31, 2015 at Chester Regional Nursing Center. The funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Capers Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Paige Wheeler and Rev. Michael Shaffer officiating. The interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Barron Funeral Home. Born November 29, 1929, Mr. Strait was a son of the late William L. Strait, Sr. and Margaret Colie Ferguson Strait. He was a graduate of Chester High School, SC Criminal Justice Academy and attended Clemson College. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Strait was a retired Police Chief, having served the city of Chester for over forty-two years. He was affectionately known to many as “Mr. Mack” or “Chief”. Lawrence was a member of Capers Chapel United Methodist Church where he served on numerous committees, was a former trustee and finance committee member and current president of the cemetery committee. He was also a member of Chester Masonic Lodge #18, the VFW, and the DAV and also Chester County Livestock Association. He is survived by his wife of over fifty-six years Frances Connor Strait; three daughters, Susan S. Welborn and her husband Dewitt, III, Jean Strait Little and her husband Randy, and Kay Strait Roberts and her husband Jeff all of Chester; four grandsons, Trenton “Trent” Blake Smith, Dewitt T. “Witt” Welborn, Payton Strait Smith and Brock Avery Smith all of Chester; one sister, Margaret Frances S. Young of Chester; one brother, Robert Haskell Strait, Sr. of Chester and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Capers Chapel United Methodist Church, C/O Eddie Grant, 2056 Baton Rouge Road, Chester, SC 29706.
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