1960 Randy 2016

Randy Gene Rader

June 26, 1960 — February 26, 2016

RANDY GENE RADER, 55, of Paris, passed from this life Friday February 26, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Monday February 29, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Paris, with Dr. Tommy Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Randy was born June 27, 1960 in Paris, the son of Gene and Dorothy Hendley Rader. He was a graduate of Paris High School and trained for his profession at the Institute of Jewelry Technology at Paris Junior College. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Paris and served as a director of his Sunday School Class. Randy loved to play guitar, having been active in a band called "Outlaw Blues," enjoyed the game of golf, scuba diving, and traveling with his family. Of all the things that life can bring, he enjoyed diamonds best. Life's experiences taught him that the things of earth, however, are only borrowed, and he spent a lifetime laying up treasures in Heaven through his devotion to his faith. He was known for his kind heart and hard work ethic. Everyone who knew Randy knew of his ability to stretch dollars and pinch pennies.

He had a true entrepreneurial spirit, taking on the legacy of his family name in the ownership and operation of the legendary jewelry and bridal business known as Gene the Jeweler. He was guided by his father Gene, who was known throughout the region as "The Cut Price King," and his mother Dorothy, who was the true heart of the family business founded in 1953. Under Randy's resourceful eye, he watched as it became the largest Jeweler in Northeast Texas. He was founding owner of Rock Rader Properties, finding success in property management.

He married the former Jana Garrison on July 12, 2005, in Paris. Randy always said that the third time was the charm.

Survivors include his wife; two children, Jacy Rader and Jaxon Rader; three step-children, Megan, Hunter, and Kylie Schroeder; two cousins, Terry Don Rader and Betty Strickland; and a host of other extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Dorothy Rader.

If desired in lieu of flowers,, memorial contributions may be made in Randy's name to the Pancreatic Cancer ction Network, www.pancan.org, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, (877) 272-6226.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

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