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Donald C. Strode

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Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:38 pm

Donald C. Strode, 94, of Newport, Ohio, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Elmcroft of Marietta, OH.

He was born, August 11, 1926, in Chesterhill, OH, a son of the late Clair and Bessie Howard Strode.

He was a graduate of Marion Chesterhill High School in Chesterhill, OH. He was very popular, best athlete, and class historian. He retired from Buckeye Pipeline (Ohio Oil Gathering). After retirement, he worked for Ashland Oil, Eureka Pipeline, and Wayne National Forrest. He was a member of the masons and IOOF. His hobbies included, fishing, gardening, he loved his family, watching “Mash” on TV, playing cards, sprint car races, he and his wife loved to travel, he was an avid road connoisseur, and at 94, he was very knowledgeable on many things.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bill Ellison of Newport, OH; grandchildren, Ronnie Lee Early, Jr. and his wife, Gretchen of New Matamoras, OH, and Lashley Dawn Moser and her husband, Paul of Newport, OH; great-grandchildren, Camron Early, Keenan Early, Lilly Poling, and Rylynn Moser; sister, Mary Emma Newsom of Stockport, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jo Strode; and two brothers, Howard and Jim Strode.

There will be a private family graveside service at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery with military rites.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Newport Fire Department, 38350 SR 7, Newport, OH 45768.

Ingram Funeral Home, in St. Marys, WV, is assisting the family with arrangements.

An online guest register is available at

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