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; 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 from 10-11 a.m. March 15 the City On A Hill Church in Holt, Mo. Funeral services started at 11 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.

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