Billie Robert Stader, 78, Washington passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at his residence.
Born Oct. 5, 1928 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Herschel and Jeanette (Evans) Stader.
He was a veteran of U.S. Navy and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He had been manager of the Bloomfield IGA Store and the Washington IGA Store. He was a member of the Washington American Legion, VFW and the Eagles Lodge, was a past commander of Bloomfield American Legion Post No. 196 and a member of the Washington First Christian Church -- where he served as a deacon and elder.
Survivors include his wife, Joan (McGee) Stader of Washington; one son, John Michael Stader of Lake Worth, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Paul Myers of Sullivan; one brother, Herschel Stader, Jr. of Washington, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Helen Marie Stader; and one daughter-in-law, Kimberly Stader.
Graveside service will be at noon (EST) on Friday at the Scotland Cemetery with Pastor Michael Luke officiating. A military graveside rite will be conducted by members of the Washington American Legion and VFW.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary in Washington from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday.
Memorial donations may be sent to Helping Hearts Hospice or the Washington First Christian Church.
Condolences may be sent online at www.edleemorturary.com