Pearly P. Strait Sr. PORTSMOUTH -- Pearly Preston Strait Sr., 75, formerly of Portsmouth, died Sept. 12, 2003, in Port Lavaca, Texas.
A native of Delta, Colo., he was the son of the late Joe Strait and the late Martha Strait. He was a former employee of Jacobson Metal Company in Chesapeake. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by a sister, brother and a son, Pearly Preston Strait Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Strait; a daughter, Cissie Tucker and husband, Norman of Port Lavaca, Texas; three sons, Larry Strait, Ben Strait and wife, April, all of Port Lavaca and Joe Preston Strait of Portsmouth; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and at 804 Custis St., Chesapeake, at all other times. Viewing will begin Wednesday.
although Pearly is notrelative of mine, his family and mine were very dear friends, he will be missed. His wife was Mary Alice Sykes Strait, and I know we have sykes in my family, still trying to figure out were they match by marriage, the Sykes family was from Deep Creek Vrginia area.