Homer L. Rader, 76, of Parkersburg passed away July 3, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.
He was born June 13, 1937, at Stinson, Calhoun County, a son of the late James C. "Coy" and Eulia Jarvis Rader. Homer was a 1956 graduate of Calhoun High School and had served in the United States Marines. He was a current member of the First Assembly of God where he served as an usher, a former member of the Akron-Springfield Assembly of God where he served as the Teen Department Sunday school superintendent and had served as secretery-treasurer while a member of the Barberton, Ohio, Assembly of God. Homer worked for the North American Roto Engravers of Wadsworth, Ohio, retiring with 32 years of service. He enjoyed gardening.
Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Wandalee Smith Rader, whom he married on April 16, 1960 in Ritchie County; one son, Christopher L. (Brenda) Rader of Dallas, Ga.; one daughter, Victoria L. Rader of Parkersburg; two grandsons, Jonathan and Jeremy Rader; four brothers, Charles (Evadeen) Rader of Barberton, Ernest "Tom" (Diana) Rader of Annamoriah, James (Sylvia) Rader of Victorsville, Calif.; and Russell (Susan) Rader of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Leona Ruth "Judy" (Keith) Bowman of Grantsville, and Jean (Bill) Pitz of Barberton; and many nieces and nephews. In additon to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert (Betty) Rader, and a sister, Elizabeth (Trent) Vasquez.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. Robert Holland officiating. Burial will follow at the Morris Family Cemetery in Ritchie County. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com