Alex Michael Rader, 17 of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in his residence.
He was born December 29, 2001 in Springfield, Ohio. Alex was a junior at Urbana High School. He was a member of the varsity baseball team, National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Deca, Bowling and PBIS Leadership. He enjoyed, talking, laughing with his friends and hanging out at the coach's house after the game! Alex loved to go fishing, with his brother, show horses for 4-H and liked to sit and watch movies with, Paige, aunt Bonnie and his mom and dad. He enjoyed traveling and working with Chester's Concession.
Alex is survived by his parents, Robert Bob "Radar" Walter Rader and Jill Colette (Wysong) Rader; brothers, Robert "Austin" Rader and Jason (Katilyn) Rader; grandfather, Edward E (Denise) Wysong; cousins, Riley and Christopher Wysong, Dylan ,Tristan and Jake Quick; aunts, Bonnie (Greg) and Terry; uncles, Guy and Steve; nephew, Roczen and girlfriend, Paige Martinez.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Diana G. Wysong and Anna "Nan" Hinkle.
The Urbana High School Baseball team will be holding a candlelight vigil, Thursday November 14, 2019 from 7 - 8 PM in the Bill Moss Gym at Urbana Highschool.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-5p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in the Urbana High School Auditorium, 500 A Washington Ave., Urbana, with services at 5 p.m. with Pastor Chris Livingston officiating.
Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME
Memorial contributions may be made to family in care of the funeral home.
Tammi Oates & Family - Nov 17, 2019
Jill & Austin, so so sorry for the loss of your son/brother. Although I only seen him one time as a baby, seeing his pics and all, I know he was a wonderful respectful kid. You should be so proud. If you need anything, we are here, we are family. Love you all.
Chasta Caudill - Nov 14, 2019
I know we didnt talk much. But you were there for everyone when they needed it. You will be deeply missed. We love you alex...fly high
Jazmine DeeAnne - Nov 14, 2019
You was one of the biggest inspirations I had at school. I’m so sorry you felt so alone in the world, though we didn’t know each other much your smiles meant a lot to me through the days. I will forever miss seeing your sweet smiling face, especially during homeroom. It’s been really weird at the school without you, silence is all the halls have been... you were a great friend even if we did have very few conversations.. until we meet again Alex, you can finally rest easy and watch over all of us, much love 👼🏼💙
Jacob Callison - Nov 14, 2019
Im so sprry to hear about this. Alex you were a great kid.i was really close woth you a d your brother austin. I remember when all you would eat was chocolate milk and fried bologna sandwiches. I know are family's arent the closest any more.its breaking my heart just knowing how good of a person you are to young to leave. Im gonna keep praying for your family. Fly high little buddy.
Jenelle Rains - Nov 14, 2019
I know that we didn't talk often but I still saw you as one of my friends. I will miss seeing you at fair and having you say my nephew is my baby. Fly high Alex. You will be forever missed ❤︎
Pamela Bach - Nov 14, 2019
Your Family is heavy in my thoughts and deepest Prayer. Words can’t express the sorrow. May The Lord Comfort your hurting hearts somehow.
Elizabeth - Nov 14, 2019
I haven't seen you, your mom or your brother in years, but it broke my heart hearing the news. While our brothers played baseball & our moms sat talking, you always ran off & went on adventures with me & Jonathan. You were such a cheerful, high spirited little guy 💕 Hope you're free of pain & laughing away up there, thinking of you & your family, always ❤
Lauren pyles - Nov 13, 2019
It’s been almost 4 years since I’ve talked to you, but when I went to Urbana you never failed to light up a room with your laughter and bright smile. A couple of day’s ago I was actually thinking of messaging you and seeing how you were. Such a young life taken way to soon. I hope you’re at peace. You were very loved and will be very missed!
Greg Simpson - Nov 13, 2019
I was your neighbor for many years and watched you and Austin grow up!! So sorry to hear this sad news! Sending prayers to Austin and your Mom Jill and the rest of your family!
Michelle Bailey - Nov 13, 2019
Such a sweet young life taken way too soon. Hope you have found your peace now. That your soul is flying high with the rest of the God's angels. You will be missed forever more until we meet again.
Elaine Crabill - Nov 13, 2019
I’m so sorry for your lose. Alex we haven't talked for years but the memories will always be with me. Miss you hope your in a better place.
Noah Parks - Nov 13, 2019
During the time I knew you while I went to Urbana you were a great kid liked by all 🙏🏻 Rest easy 🙏🏻😢🥺
jenny zaborowski - Nov 13, 2019
thank you alex for being the light in the dark times, and always having a smile on your face. thanks for always saying hi whenever i saw you working at fair. i miss you.
Tiann - Nov 13, 2019
Where do I even begin...Alex you was a amazing young man I was very proud to have gotten to have you in my life you rapidly became one of my favorite people your smile was contagious and the love you had for my daughter was so unconstitutional.Your heart was golden never said no about anything.(You even tried green beans for me even though you didn't like them) Thank you so much for loving us and being part of our family.You'll forever be saved in my phone as bestfriend and in my heart always..Fly high and keep us all safe (Opie) Alex...Gone but never forgotten 💜
Sidney Easter - Nov 13, 2019
you’ll always be my little cuz alex. thank you for always being the bright, smiley self you were. we all miss you so much ❤️❤️
Grace Doyle - Nov 13, 2019
Alex, we all miss you so much. There’s no way anyone could ever forget your smile and your laugh. You touched so many, I hope your doing well up there, rest easy💙
Terri & Dale Mason - Nov 13, 2019
My son had a couple of classes with you in school he said you were such a great person to everyone. This just breaks my heart into a million of pieces. I didn’t personally know you but from what I have heard and read you were such a great person. Rest high beautiful angel heaven has gained a great angel make everyone smile in heaven that’s what you were good at doing here on earth. 😢😥😓
Candy Bailey - Nov 13, 2019
I know we didn’t always see eye-to-eye, but that’s just part of being teens. We had our moments. And I know you were an amazing person. I will forever remember you and make sure everyone knows how amazing you were. I’m not sure where you are now, but I hope you have good things going for you in the next life. Love you kiddo. Thanks for being you ❤️💕
Wyatt Young - Nov 13, 2019
I’ll never forget the great times we all had bowling with you. You’ll be missed by so many.
Kass - Nov 13, 2019
Alex... why!!!😞😞💔💔 you were so loved and everything had so much going for you and everything, you were such a great person you went way to soon. WAY , to soon. Rest easy and fly high beautiful angel. I didn’t know you very well but I knew you well enough to be hurt by this. You didn’t deserve this. You were so amazing with a caring heart. So loved so kind so friendly and caring. Fly high up there and look over everyone. We will all see you when our time comes! 🙁❤️ Rest easy Alex Michael. 😢🙌🏻😭❤️
Zach Allender - Nov 13, 2019
Alex I’m gonna miss you bro you were my first real friend I remember when we met in third grade crazy how we were friends for 9 years I love you man♥️
Sonja Ropp - Nov 13, 2019
Alex I’m so going to miss your bright smile while waving to me from your Aunt Bonnie’s house, telling me you love my dogs, waiting on me at Sparky’s Pizza, waving or talking to me at school functions, talking at Walmart, at the lemonade stand and while you look at Paige. You are going to be so missed more than you could even imagine. 2 of my dogs are up there in Heaven with you. Go play ball with them until we meet again. RIP Alex
Dylan Lee Jordan - Nov 13, 2019
We've known each other since 2nd grade. We've had so many great memories in the past 9 years. It feels like a life time ago. I hope that you will be one of the first people I meet when my time comes. You can finally rest easy now Alex. Until next time Alex, until next time.
Lee Rust - Nov 13, 2019
So sorry to hear this you and your family our in our prayers
Brittany Geer - Nov 13, 2019
Rest In Peace, sweet boy. ❤️
Steven Baer - Nov 13, 2019
R.I.P my friend you will be missed by so many 🕯
Savannah Parthemore - Nov 13, 2019
You were always there, a friend that was very much needed. You pushed me to be better...everyday. You always told me “make the best of every situation, midget”. The laughs and the smiles are something I will hold near and dear to my heart. Thank you for giving me the privilege of being your friend. May you rest peacefully, you beautiful angel. ❤️
Katie Brazille - Nov 13, 2019
Thank you for being such a kind and friendly soul, Alex. We’re continuing the job for you.
Isabelle Laughbaum - Nov 13, 2019
I'm so glad to have spent our summers and school years together. You are an amazing, bright, lovable person. Raising a glass of chocolate milk for you always. You'll be my best friend forever man. Rest easy
Paige Martinez - Nov 13, 2019
So thankful I had the privilege of loving you sweet boy, you’re my forever. I love you to the moon 💙
Grace Hepp - Nov 13, 2019
Alex, you will be dearly missed by all during this difficult time. I hope you, and your family, are doing well. Every time it snows I will think of you.