Kent Holmes Rader, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was a native of Woodville, Oklahoma and lived in Soddy-Daisy since 1974. Kent was of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the U.S. Navy retiring after 20 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Kent worked for the Soddy-Daisy Post Office for 12 years and owned and operated a small engine repair business at the Western Auto. He loved working on lawn mowers and automobiles and was a Mopar Man. A big history buff, he enjoyed reading. Kent always liked hanging out with his friends. You never knew what he was going to say but it always came from his heart. A true animal lover, he is leaving a faithful companion, “Prince Harry”. Kent was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Irene Rader; brother, Eddie Von Rader and sister, Vicky Jo Rader.
Survivors are his wife of 47 years, Mary B. Posey Rader; daughter, Dana Rae Lively and husband, Michael P.; sisters, Linda Marlar of Garland, TX, Donna Hare of Denison, TX and Sherry Boehme and husband Bill of Corpus Christi, TX; brothers, Ronald Rader of Euless, TX and Larry Rader of Denison, TX and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Those attending the graveside service need to meet at the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. to be in the funeral procession leaving at 12:15 p.m. to the cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Special thanks to the staff of Tennessee Oncology and Dr. Derek Holland for all their care during Kent’s battle.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.