Charles Wes Strader
Charles Wes Strader

April 9, 1938 - January 9, 2018
Born in Hiseville, KY
Resided in Bowling Green, Kentucky


Charles Wesley “Wes” Strader, 79, of Bowling Green entered into rest Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky. The Hiseville, KY native was born April 9, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Edmund and Martha Jean Strader.

Wes was a member for over 53 years and a deacon at Eastwood Baptist Church, attended Western Kentucky University and graduated from the University of Kentucky. Wes was a Hall of Fame Broadcaster and former Voice of the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. He was also a Bowling Green area real estate broker, auctioneer, and owner of several Kentucky radio stations.

Wes was a great husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a wonderful person who never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Sue Strader, son Charles Wesley Strader, Jr. of Nashville, TN and daughter Kim Strader Orange of Bowling Green, grandson Wes Orange ( Alice) Bowling Green and granddaughter Kara Orange of Bowling Green and great-granddaughter Olivia Sue Orange. 2 Nieces Tracy Farris (Phil) of Louisville and Treva Shirley of Glasgow and Great-Niece Jillian Shirley of Glasgow.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm CST at Eastwood Baptist Church, 500 Eastwood Ave., Bowling Green, KY 42103. Visitation will Monday, January 15, 2018 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Tuesday 10:00 am until time of services at Eastwood Baptist Church. Burial will be Private.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Charles and Martha Strader Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University, Hospice of Southern Kentucky or Eastwood Baptist Church.




Eastwood Baptist Church
500 Eastwood Ave
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42103
Monday, January 15, 2018
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Eastwood Baptist Church
500 Eastwood Ave
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42103
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
1:00 PM


Hospice of Southern Kentucky
5872 Scottsville Road
Bowling Green, KY USA 42104
Our mission is to enable persons to live in peace and with dignity in a caring environment during the final stages of life by offering care and comfort both to them and to those with whom they share their lives. We develop and provide individualized programs of care and supportive services during dying, death and bereavement that enhance quality of life by adressing physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.
Charles and Martha Strader Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd., #41016
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
Eastwood Baptist Church
500 Eastwood Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Eastwood is home to a diverse body of committed believers of all ages. There are also a variety of ministries to help each person become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ. These ministries help equip the believer to be what the Lord desires and at the same time provides an outlet for the exercise of each persons spiritual gifts. The church has a blended style of worship mixing in many of the more contemporary praise & worship songs with the great hymns of the faith. There are an array of ministries for those musically talented including Praise Teams, Praise Band, Worship Choir, PraizeKidz, and FUSION Student Choir.