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H. James “Jim” Rader, 55, a resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012, at the Washington Regional Willard-Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville.

He was born November 14, 1956, in Findlay, Ohio to Ted and Anna Mae Smith Rader. Jim was a Gideon and a member of the Fellowship of the Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He loved music and enjoyed doing research. Jim was intelligent, quick witted and a good listener. He was an Eagle Scout. Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Becky Rader; an infant niece, Amber Rasmussen and his mother-in-law, Marilyn Hankins.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Vicki Rader; a son, Charlie Rader of Fayetteville, Arkansas; a granddaughter, Eric Jean Barton of Fort Hood, Texas; his parents, Ted and Anna Mae Rader of Findlay, Ohio; a sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Gudmund Rasmussen of Rawson, Ohio; two nieces, Angela Zdawczyk and her husband, Shawn of Findlay, Ohio and Crystal Rasmussen of Rawson, Ohio; three great-nephews, Ezekiel and Zechariah Zdawczyk and Micah Rasmussen; his father-in-law, Don R. Hankins of Dover, Arkansas; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Hartsel and Macil Hankins, Kenny and Paula Hankins and Jerry and Freida Hankins all of Dover, Arkansas and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Sang Avenue Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at the Sang Avenue Baptist Church in Fayetteville with Pastor Brian Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home of Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Robert Walker, Vaughan Skinner, Jim Bass, John Shreve, Scott Allen and Jerry Hankins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fellowship of the Hills Baptist Church, P.O. Box 8402, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 4507, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702 or Washington Regional Willard-Walker Hospice Home, 325 North Longview Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703.

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