William G. Rayder, Sr.

William G. Rayder, Sr.

William G. Rayder Sr., 81, of Lake Village, died June 3, 2014 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Miss.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, farmer and a construction worker. He was also a preacher for several churches in the area, including Parkway Baptist Church and Jerome Baptist Church.

Mr. Rayder was born February 12, 1933 at McDermant, Ark. and was the son of the late Tom Rayder and Ester Pearl Merdough Rayder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie G. Rayder; daughter, Melinda Bradford; brother, Richard Rayder;, a granddaughter, Lori King; and sister Jackie Steward.

He is survived by three, sons, William G. Rayder Jr., David Wayne Rayder, Damian Scott Rayder; two daughters, June Susan Jones and Sandra Lynn Rayder; a sister, Carolyn Clark; six grandchildren; and and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation is June 9 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Sander Brooks officiating. Burial will be at Holy Innocents Cemetery in Lake Village under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village.