Robert Rader

Obituary of Robert Stone Rader

Robert Stone "Rob" "Bobby" Rader,  87, of Roanoke passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. He was preceded in death by his son, Allen Rader; parents, Olen T. and Claudine Crumpacker Rader; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Pauline Sprinkel; brothers-in-law, Richard Sprinkel and Earl Jones; sisters-in-law, Sue Markham and Betty Woody.

Mr. Rader was a resident of Bonsack for most of his life. He was known as a happy man, who never met a stranger.  There are many folks out there sill looking for that "hen weigh". He was a Jack of all trades with a special affection for woodworking, tractor work, tree and shrub work and lawn mowing. He was a loyal employee of General Electric; retiring after 39 years of service as a wireman and lead man.  But most of all he was a devoted family man.

He was a member of Vinton Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Eddie Mae Sprinkel Rader; son, Tim (Michelle) Rader; grandchildren, Eric (Hillary) Rader, Timothy and Michael Rader; great grandson, Finn Rader; sister, Rachel Jones; sister-in-law, Nell (Sonny) Zaun; brother-in-law, Glen Markham; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Vinton Baptist Church P O Box 306 Vinton, VA  24179.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road by the Rev. Travis Russell. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2021.  A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, February 22, 2021 in Mountain View Cemetery Vinton, VA.  Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home.  366-0707

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