Rader Jr., Lee Franklin

Posted: Mon 3:00 PM, Dec 09, 2013
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home
Lee Franklin Rader Jr.

On the evening of December 5, 2013 Lee passed away in Hardeeville, SC of natural causes, he was 76 years old.

He was born in Summersville, WV on May 21, 1937 the second son of the late Lee Franklin Rader Sr. and Mable Ashley Rader.

Lee is survived by his wife Carolyn Lewellen Rader, their four children
Regina Lynn and her husband John Mark Stone of Silsbee, Texas, Lee Franklin Rader III and his wife Gracie Ann of Smyrna, Georgia, Reverend Richard Keith Rader and his wife Dedra Mae of Coolville, Ohio, and Susan Renee and her husband Gregory John Baker of Coolville, Ohio, their seven grandchildren, Leslie Ann and her husband Steve Wolfhard, Lee Franklin Rader IV, Rebecca Suzanne Rader, John Timothy Stone, David Lee Stone, Katelyn Nichole Baker, and Austin Michael Baker, one brother Hugh Clark Rader and
his wife Nancy, and two sisters Lumina Catherine Mick and Phyllis Jean Sheppard.

Lee and Carolyn were married in 1959. He graduated from Glenville College and served active duty in the National Guard. They moved to Parkersburg in 1961 where he taught Science at Jackson Middle School in Vienna for several years.

He opened Park Motors on 7th Street in Parkersburg and in 1978 opened Rader Motors in Belpre, retiring there in 2000. In 1968 they moved the family to Coolville, Ohio and were an active member at Coolville United Methodist Church, and the Masonic Lodge.

In 1993 He and Carolyn relocated to Belpre Ohio and attend the Belpre Heights United Methodist Church. He was a
beloved husband, brother, father, and friend. He will be greatly missed by all.

Services will be held at Leavitt Funeral Home in Belpre, Ohio on Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 11:00 am with Reverend Rod Brower officiating. Graveside services will follow at Coolville, Ohio.

Viewing for friends and family will be held on Monday December 9, 2013 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the funeral home with Masonic Rites at 8 pm.In lieu of flowers or gifts the family request donations be made to Belpre Area Ministries 2310 Washington Blvd. Belpre, Ohio 45714.
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