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Thomas Joseph Rader, 89, died unexpectedly on Tuesday,
October 26, 2010, in the NHC Healthcare of Johnson City,
Johnson City, Washington Co TN.
Mr. Rader was born February 15, 1921, in Midway, TN, a son
of the late Lewis and Nola Davis Rader.
Mr. Rader was a veteran having served in the United States
Army and World War II. He was the Motel Manager of the
Parkway Motel, a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist
Church of Greeneville and attended Edgefield United
In addition to his parents, Mr. Rader was preceded in
death by his wife, Clevia LaRhea Rader; one step daughter,
Darline Balon; one grandson, Thomas Allan Rader; six
brothers, David Rader, L. V. Rader, Luke Rader, Benjamin
Rader, Ted Rader, and Lewis Rader; and two sisters, Beryl
Rader and Ruth Wolfe.
Mr. Rader is survived by one daughter, Sandy Sluder and
husband Bob, of Piney Flats, TN; three sons, Charles
'Chuck' Rader and fiancé Gail Adkins, of Johnson City, TN,
Gary Rader and wife Denise, of Radcliff, KY, and Thomas
'Tommy' Rader and wife Jeanne, of Newton, IA; one stepson,
Father Jerry Finnestad, of ND; five sisters, Mary Cox and
husband Robert, of Greeneville, TN, Medra Justice and
husband Franklin, of Raleigh, NC, Lucy Mottern, of Midway,
TN, Willie Kate Parvin, of Knoxville, TN, and Dolly Young,
of Russellville, TN; fifteen grandchildren; sixteen great
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
Thursday evening, October 28, 2010, in the Morris-Baker
Funeral Home South Chapel.
The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m., with Pastor
Estel Williams officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday
afternoon, October 29, 2010, in the Edgefield United
Methodist Church Cemetery, with military honors to be
rendered by the Boone Dam VFW Post #4933 and members of
the Tennessee Army National Guard. Pallbearers will be
family and friends. A funeral procession will leave the
funeral home at 12:30 p.m., Friday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to
Edgefield United Methodist Church, 745 Pickens Bridge
Road, Piney Flats, TN., 37686.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001
Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN., 423-282-1521, is in
charge of arrangements.