John Strawser

Obituary of John Wayne Strawser

John Wayne "Stringer" Strawser, Sr., 70, of Terra Alta, died Tuesday June 22, 2021 at Mon General Hospital, Morgantown. The son of the late Ben and Mary Ellen Brown Wickwire, he was born December 10,1950 in Terra Alta. John graduated from Terra Alta High School in the class of 1969. He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He worked as a foreman for F & M Clean Coal Company, and then ran Fez's Amoco Station in Terra Alta. He was an avid Mountaineer and WWE Wrestling Fan. He played Santa Clause for many years for the kids in town and his grandchildren on Christmas Eve. He organized his own softball team he named "The Misfits". He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. John is survived by three daughters, Mikaila Strawser and fiancé Tim Sypolt of Terra Alta, Missy Alexander and husband Terry of Oakland and Kimberly Strawser of Cumberland; two sons, John Strawser, Jr. of Terra Alta, and Shawn Strawser; one sister, Marti Nelson of Terra Alta; 8 grandchildren, Cody, Kiana, Shawana, Johnny, Shawna, Shawn, Aiden and Braiden; four great grandchildren, Bree, Braylee, Mea and Addy, and many friends he like to drag through the mud puddle! In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Ann Strawser Kight; a granddaughter, Savannah Joseph; four sisters and spouses, Debbie (Larry) Reckart, Mary Jo (Buck) Collins, Barbara Guthrie, and Elsie (Jim) Blackburn. Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 and from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021, until the 11:00 a.m. time of service with Rev. Charles May officiating. Burial will follow in the Terra Alta Cemetery with military graveside service provided by Preston County Honors. Condolences may be made at
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