Willard Rader Jr.

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EATON — Willard B. Rader Jr., 60, of Eaton, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

Born April 13, 1954, he was the son of the late Willard B. Sr, and Victoria (Turner) Rader. Willard attended Twin Valley South High School in West Alexandria. A Master Electrician since 1975, he worked over 22 years for the Production Control Unit in Moraine. Willard was a jack of all trades and an inventor. Among his inventions was a "U-Joint Buster." He enjoyed riding his Harley, recently became a gold prospector, was a member of the GPAA, and raised his own cows for food.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willard B. Rader Sr. on Jan. 22, 2008.

He is survived by wife Sharon D. Rader whom he married July 20, 1981; children Willard B "Tray" Rader, III of Georgetown, Kentucky, Brian V. Rader of North Carolina and Kyla Preston Richardson of Liberty, Indiana; grandchildren Nicholas Austin Rader, Brianna Rader, Willard Chase Rader, IV, Charlie and Aden Richardson and Kylee Richardson; mother Victoria M. Rader of Eaton; sister Rebecca Sue Black of Hudson, Florida; brother-in-law Silver "Joe" Fox of Eaton; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nephew and great nieces, as well as his biker family "dudes" and "dudettes."

Fauneral services were held Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria, with Pastor Brian Deaton and Santo Landerer presiding. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the . Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home
Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center
3377 U.S. 35 E. West Alexandria, OH 45381
(937) 839-4476
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Published in The Eaton Register-Herald from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2014
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