Dorris "Papa" Vaden Rader

June 27, 1930 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Dorris passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Sunday, September 10, 2023. He is survived by two daughters, LaDonna (David) Webb and Dianna Holt; one son, Donnie (Joan) Rader; Eight Grandchildren, Mike (Dawn) Webb, Danny (Marlana) Webb, Dean (Rebecca) Webb, Dynette (Donald) Weeks, Wil (Crystal) Holt, Angel (Brent) Wimberly, Krista (Dan) Duggin, and Dathan (Leah) Rader; twenty-three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Aurelia Fitts Rader; parents Cullen Murray and Ada Rader; two sisters, Lois Ashworth and Dorothy Stephenson; two brothers, Murray Rader and James Rader.

Dorris was born in Franklin, Tennessee. He was a faithful gospel preacher for over 60 years. He worked with churches in Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He always enjoyed gardening, raising goats, he could fix anything, and he always had a story to tell. His two proudest accomplishment was his work in God’s kingdom and his family. He was a beloved patriarch of a large family who all respected him greatly.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Tullahoma Funeral Home at 11:00 AM with bro. Mike Webb officiating. Internment to immediately follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Tullahoma Funeral Home from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

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September 15, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tullahoma Funeral Home
401 Westside Drive
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Funeral Service
September 16, 2023

11:00 AM
Tullahoma Funeral Home
401 Westside Drive
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Interment following funeral service
September 16, 2023

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Tennessee, Tullahoma


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