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Reginald Rader 1953 - 2013
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April 10, 2014
Dad I sure miss you I can't really let go of you I didn't even get to get you the corvette I promised or play "women go crazy bout a sharp dressed man" at the funeral I'm glad you're with Cherri don't think one single day goes by that I don't think about u laugh at the funny stuff u did like iceskating in the kitchen in ur new socks or making chic chip cookies and talking like Julia child's the whole time I caught myself watching y&r and victor Newman was ur hero (Nikki,Vicki,and cricky) lol I may even miss u quoting verbatim Star Trek, 3stooges,and tom&jerry u yoddled u played air guitar and air drums like no other and like someone else wrote that hard exterior was such a front u were cry baby tippy toes when we watched land before time wish I could beat u at one more jeopardy and give u one more hug u were my best friend and my safety net I always knew nothing could ever hurt me if u were around I blame the Dallas cowboys for u and Cherri leaving us so early ...if they would just have a good season lol anyways I probably sons crazy to anyone reading this but I come to this site to read the awesome things others had to say about my pops and I just had a few things to say myself Dad I love u so much and I'm sorry I wasn't there to help u through Cherri leaving I miss u and know ur in heaven looking out for Ry and I. I love u,Punkypoon
May 31, 2013
Nobody could jam to Whipping Post like The Rader. "Eat a Peach for Peace." RIP.
April 12, 2013
Wow, really sad that I lost touch with Reggie over the years. We were best friends for many years and had many adventures at Fuller's Ranch, Westside Drive-In, Young Life, Griff's, and hundreds of other places to hang out and laugh and be kids. He was a loyal friend, a great encourager, and a nut. I did not even realize I missed him under I heard the news of his death. My thoughts and prayers are still with you, his family.
April 10, 2013
I truly enjoyed knowing Reggie at Heights. Such a pleasant guy with a subtle and off beat sense of humor. Thank you for making me laugh at myself. Best regards to his family, especially Renee.
April 08, 2013
Reggie was always good to his famly and friends, a kind, gentle heart undernearth that rough exterior. Spent many days working with him in Ft. Worth in the oil/gas business. He will be truly missed.
April 08, 2013
I remember Reggie's kind heart back when we were at Heights. I am so sorry for this way too soon loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
April 08, 2013
I am truly sorry for your loss, he has been taken way to soon.

Joan Johnson
April 07, 2013
RIP, Reggie. I was in 2 classes with you at Monnig and new to that school in 9th grade. I used to pass your house to get to mine 4 streets away. May you rest in peace.
April 07, 2013
Ryan, I was sad to hear about your dad passing away, I have been there. You should be proud of him, and remember nobody can take away the memories! My prayers are with you and your family.
April 06, 2013
My husband and I live two houses down from Reggie and his late wife. WE never got to know them only seeing them out and about. Condolences to his remaining family members.
Sheila and John Steele
April 05, 2013
Reggie-great memories of the good old days,you will be missed, Debra Chester Maclin
April 05, 2013
RIP Reggie. You were a good guy and a lot of fun to be around. I know you will be missed by those closest to you, but the world is a lesser place without you here.
April 05, 2013
We played a lotta ball together , Ridglea Roughnecks , GDRA Eagles , Monnig & AHHS. And many adventures off the field. See Ya When I Get There ! Mike Morris
April 05, 2013
Sorry to hear about the passing of Reggie. I grew up with Reggie, living on the next street from him. Have not seen him since we were kids, but I know he will be missed. Rest in peace.
April 05, 2013
We will miss you. Prayers to your family. Threta Davis
April 05, 2013
I've known Reggie since 1961 (first grade). We had many memorable experiences in grade school, jr. high & high school. He actually took away my first grade girlfriend (despite the fact that I had given her a transistor radio :) but he & I were tight so it didn't matter to me. During our high school years he would come by in his red Mustang convertible to make sure I had a ride to school. We would always argue over whether the top would be up or down. He wanted the top down so the wind would dry his Beatle style haircut. I was already balding by then and would argue for the top being up. I will also never forget the game changing touchdown pass he caught (because he reminded me of it over & over & over again:) But, what I will remember the most from all of those years is despite the "tough guy" exterior, that all Ridglea West guys seem to have, Reggie had a BIG heart. During our last conversation he told me how much he Loved his Family. All things will pass away but Love will last forever. Love is the greatest of all things. This dear family has been through a lot in the last month. May you be comforted by the Love of our Lord and Savior.
April 05, 2013
It was sad Reggie lost his wife, not to long ago, and now he has passed away, too soon! I remember Reggie from junior high and high school, and he was always cute, I thought, a jock, and a quiet but fun and nice guy. We use to grab conversations in class, or in the hall, but it was hard since everybody was running to one class to the next, and if you were talking in class, the teachers let you know if they weren't happy about it. I will miss Reggie, and future high school reunions will have an empty spot because Reggie won't be there. He will be terribly missed but never forgotten, and will always be in my heart, and everybody else's who knew him.
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