Dolan Rader, 86, of Blue Grass Trail, in Newport, departed this life Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Heritage Hall Health and Rehab Center in Blacksburg. Born in Pembroke on March 20, 1926, he was a son of the late Bruce and Mary Magdalene Wood Rader. Dolan was a member of the Newport-Mt Olivet United Methodist Church in Newport (where he sang in the choir) and was retired from Poly-Scientific (now Moog) in Blacksburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Eloise Little Rader, his sons Stephen and Keith Rader, three sisters Donetta Staples, Dorothalene Litchford, and Dolly Bridges and a brother, Dodrell Rader.
He leaves to cherish his memory his sons and daughters-in-law Joel and Ann W. Rader of Newport and Brian and Melanie Rader of Blacksburg; his daughters and sons-in-law Brenda and Winfred Snidow of Pembroke and Sharon and Glenn Shrader of Narrows; his thirteen grandchildren Amanda (Ben) Meister, Joshua Rader, Nathan Rader, Hannah Rader, Holly Rader, Noah Rader, Sherry (Matt) Collins, Debbie Snidow, Kevin Snidow, David (Julie) Shrader, Jennifer (Donnie) Crawford, Felicia (Todd) Kingrea, Shellie (Jerry) Williams; his eleven great-grandchildren; his brother Darrell Rader of Rockwell, MD and his sister Delorous Porterfield of Newport.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 am in the Newport-Mt Olivet United Methodist Church in Newport with The Rev. Morris Fleischer officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 until 10:30 before the service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions may be made to the Newport-Mt Olivet United Methodist Church or the charity of choice. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.