LeRoy Allen Rader of Holt, Mo., passed peacefully in his sleep on March 9, 2021 at the age of 80.
LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lucille Rader.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Louisa; and two children, Clay Rader (Tonjna) and LeAnna Labrie; brother, David Rader (Ann); five grandchildren, Keri, John, Tyler, Tiara, and Amanda; and four great grandchildren, Elijah, Isaac, Madilynn, and Danielle.
LeRoy was born in Smithville, Mo., on July 3, 1940 and he graduated from Lathrop High School in 1958. After graduation he attended The Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in Rolla, Mo., where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
LeRoy thoroughly enjoyed his career as a Civil Engineer specializing in hydraulics and water drainage. He designed projects in 37 states and 5 different countries. One of the more notable designs that he was part of was the parking lots of the Truman Sports Complex.
LeRoy married the love of his life, Louisa (Mills) on June 4, 1961. He was devoted to his family. He also loved fishing, gardening, mushroom hunting, and watching the Chiefs and the Royals.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be at the City On A Hill Church in Holt, Mo., on March 15, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will start at 11:00 a.m. Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home may be contacted for details. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 7795 SE Scott Road, Holt, MO 64048.
Our Sincere Condolences
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Roy Allen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gwen Eddins Jones
Sorry to hear about LeRoys passing. He was a good man and a funny guy. Worked with him at HNTB and bowled with him for a few years.
Cousin Louisa and Family,
We were so sorry about Roy Allen’s passing. We are sending our love and prayers to you and your family.
Love in Christ,
Joe and Betty Baca and Family
Louisa, my prayers are with you at this time. Roy Allen was a great guy. Love to you.
Mary Kathleen (Tester) Gordon
LeAnna, I’m So Sorry. I did not know your Daddy Passed until now!
My Heart Break’s for You and Your Family.
My Prayers for Comfort are Lifted Up and the Lord Will Keep his Loving Arms around Your Family to Give you Strength.
I am So Sorry Honey and Please let me know if I can do Anything for you.
Love You, Sandi Stocks
We were deeply saddened to read of the passing of Roy Allen. I have fond memories of all the great times we had when our parents lived near each other in the Holt/Lathrop area. Our families became very close friends and spend much time together, including watching Red Skelton on Wednesday nights at the Rader home, followed by a kids’ game of Clue at the kitchen table.
Please accept our sincere condolences to Louisa and David and their families. There is a special place in Heaven for an all round “good guy” like Roy Allen.
Harold (Jr.) & Frances Hamilton