William G. “Bill” Rayder Sr., age 81, of Lake Village, AR., died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi. He was born February 12, 1933 in McDermant, Arkansas to the late Tom Rayder and Ester Pearl Merdough Rayder. He was an Army Veteran, farmer and construction worker and was a preacher for several churches in the area, Parkway Baptist, and Jerome Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife Nellie G. Rayder, daughter, Melinda Bradford, brother, Richard Rayder, one granddaughter, Lori King, and a sister Jackie Steward. He is survived by 3, sons, William G. Rayder Jr., David Wayne Rayder, Damian Scott Rayder, 2 daughters, June Susan Jones, Sandra Lynn Rayder, and a sister, Carolyn Clark, 6 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 1-2 pm with Funeral Services following at 2pm Monday June 9, 2014 at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village with Rev. Sander Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Innocents Cemetery in Lake Village, under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village.