Randel (Randy) D. Bader (65), went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on March 31st, 2013, In Granbury TX. Randy was born in Madill Oklahoma August 19, 1947, Randy traveled extensively in his lifetime living in Germany, California, Arizona, Georgia, and Virgina (and numerous other places), finally residing long term in Granbury, Texas since 1992. Randy was a shade tree philosopher, guitar enthusiast, motorcycle rider, obscure comedian, fisherman, and a history buff, as well as a caring husband, a devoted daddy, and a loving son. Randy worked in construction as a journeyman electrician for many years, as well as being a jack of all trades and (as he put it) a master of none. His favorite quotes included, \"keep on keeping on\", \"TCB - Take Care of Business\", \"I just called to say I love you.\" and \"I will never turn down a free ride\" ( this was a recent one that he said often, as one of us pushed him in his wheelchair). He passed peacefully with his wife by his side, as well as his mother, daughter, friends and caretakers close by, as he listened to his favorite music (turned up loud) -- The Beatles, Al Green, CCR, John Lennon and Otis Redding just to name a few. Randy went out with dignity and style never letting go of his rock and roll spirit.
He was proceeded in death by his brother Monty C. Bader, his biological father Bill Webb, and his adoptive father Richard (Dick) Bader. As well as his in-laws, and several nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife (and soul-mate) of 37 years, Sheila Julian Bader of Granbury TX, daughter (the apple of his eye) Tina Bader and special friend Julie Vopat also of Granbury TX, his mother and step-father Vivian and Doyle Haugland of Denison TX, three sons Richard, Fletch, and Michael Espinoza of Arizona, a Half-sister Barbara and husband Dave Rollins of Wichita Ks., nieces Carly and Charly Bader of Denison TX, and Nephew Jim Bader of Walnut Springs TX, as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Randy was also an animal lover, and he will be missed by our \"pack\" of dogs, he always considered them a part of our little family.
A Memorial will be held as a private family service, as were his wishes. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate cards, comments, memories and prayers, as well as making a donation to the church of your choice.
Thank you to everyone for their on going support, and a special thank you to all of Randy\'s special caretakers. There were days that we couldn\'t have done it without you, your caring spirits and patient ways have been such a gift.
Randy didn\'t say goodbye he believed it sounded too final, he departed our world by saying, \"adios, see ya later!\".
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, we are sending love and prayers to all. Dave was the one who found Randy for me after some 30 years of not being able to find him. He spent countless hours searching for him. I was so happy when we finally got to come visit and see each other after all those years. He was a mirror image of our dad, it was shocking, we talked for hours just trying to fill in all those lost years, and we enjoyed our visits with him and Sheila, and Tina. He was definately a one of a kind guy, his own man- and very intelligent for sure. He had a great sense of humor, and a good heart like our Dad. I find comfort knowing he had given his heart to the Lord, and will finally be reunited with our Dad, and other loved ones, and at peace. I loved him very much and will miss him. His sister-Barbara
Contributor : Jackie Townsend
To Sheila and Tina,
My heart is heavy and saddened by your loss. Randy was certainly a one of a kind fella that had a good sense of humor! I am sending my love and prayers to you all, and pray that God gives you the peace and strength to get through this, and trust me, He will. Sending hugs to you both. Blessings!
Contributor : Julie Vopat
Randy loved to ask what operating system, processor, memory upgrade etc.. that everyone was working with on their computers. With so much being digital these days he even asked this question at doctors offices. I am sure the conversation at the the pearly gates went something like this; SAINT PETER: Randel Bader? RANDY: Hey partner, what kind of operating system you running on that? (speaking of course of the book of life) Cause I can run a cleaner on that and you wouldn\'t believe how much better it will run. SAINT PETER: ........(speechless)
Contributor : Tiffany Lemens
.....I\'m not not good with words for moments like this. Shelia, Tina... I love you both and loved Randy too. Lots of child hood memories with y\'all. I\'m saddened for your loss. It\'s been many years since I heard his voice or seen him. But I can still hear his voice and picture him the way he was 15 years ago. I\'m glad I knew him. With arms open wide, y\'all are deeply in my heart.
Contributor : Petrina Henry
So sorry for your loss, \"may the God of all comfort comfort you and your family in your tribulation\".