Cover photo for John Deen Rader's Obituary
John Deen Rader Profile Photo
1930 John 2016

John Deen Rader

September 9, 1930 — August 4, 2016

John Deen Rader of Groesbeck passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco at age 85. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cobb Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tyler Rader, Jordan Rader, Doug Rader, Jon Pat Henry, Jay Hyde, and Brian Swick. G. Z. “Peaches” Stone will be honorary pallbearer. John Deen was born September 9, 1930 in Limestone County where he remained a life-long resident. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army. Growing up on the farm, John Deen lived the typical country life which he loved. Along with his brother Lee Roy Rader he rode horses, worked in the fields, and tended the cows. In 1959 John Deen was united in marriage to Barbara Stohler and they remained married until her death in 2013. He worked for many years at Texas Power & Light and retired from that company. John Deen loved his grandchildren. They were his life. He never missed any of their activities whether it was playing sports or showing livestock. He spent much of his time teaching them about the farm and how to drive a tractor, how to raise cattle and how to haul hay. John Deen was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; his father, John Alton Rader and his mother, Ina Mel Banks Rader. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lee Roy Rader and his two sisters, Frances Rader and Jeanette Rader. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Melissa Rader of Groesbeck; a son, Johnny Rader of Groesbeck; and his sister, Annette Brannan of Groesbeck. He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Tyler Rader, Jordan Rader, and Emily Rader along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Groesbeck LTC, Baylor Scott & White Hospice, and the 4th floor nurses for all their help and care.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Deen Rader, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Chapel Service

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Groesbeck Funeral Home, Inc.

1215 E Yeagua St, Groesbeck, TX 76642

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree