Otis Clyde Rider

Friday, July 22, 2011

Otis Clyde Rider, 88, Nevada, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following an illness of several months. He was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Coldwater, Kan., to Clarence Percy Rider and Anna Belle Wait Rider. In 1945 he married Wilda Crawford and she preceded him in death in 2004.

Mr. Rider was born in Coldwater, Kan. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater of War. He served on two different ships that were sunk, the USS Liscome, and the USS Alpine, but was fortunate enough to survive both incidents. He was a recipient of Cluster of Purple Hearts. Following the service, he moved to Vernon County, Mo., where he made his living as a carpenter and builder. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, the Eagles, and the Elks.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Rider and his wife, Jackie, Nevada, and Rick Rider and his wife, Laura, Bronaugh, Mo.; two daughters, Barbara Bohm and her husband, Roger, Carthage, Mo., and Janice Rider, the state of Washington; nine grandchildren, James Rider II, Katey Rider, Christopher Rider, Nicholas Rider, Samuel Rider, Matt Bohm, Jake Rider, Michael Higgins and Robbin Piccolo; three great-grandchildren, Jordan South, Dakota South and Loren Piccolo; two step-grandchildren, Brian Hoffman and Kim Stoddard; one great-great-granddaughter, Bailey Canesa; one sister, Bertha Sikes, Denim Springs, La. He was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; one grandchild, Todd Bohm; one brother, Glen Rider; and one sister, Dorothy Snelly.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 25, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with full military honors, with Alan Sikes officiating.

Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Contributions may be made to the Worsley Cemetery Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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