Stephen Thomas Rider, 71, of Noblesville, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 17, 2020.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1948 to Thomas and Betty (Kennedy) Rider in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Mr. Rider worked as a carpenter specializing in custom woodwork and staircases. He was a member of White River Christian Church and was actively involved with his Bible study. Mr. Rider held leadership roles in the Jaycees and was a national award-winning speaker. He enjoyed taking care of his property, time by the fire pit and tinkering in the barn. Most importantly, Mr. Rider cherished the time with his family and loved watching his children and “grand babies” thrive.
A special thank you to all of his nurses, aides and family who so loving cared for him in his final days.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Rider; children, Rick Rider, Jeff (Dawn) Rider, Patrick (Stacey) Rider, Gina (Stan) Howard, David (Polly) Driver and Tanya (Paul) Howard; sisters, Vicki Rider and Ellen (Steve) Everson; 10 grandkids, Taylor, Jacob, Morgan, Seth, Peyton, Dawson, Breanna, Kalie, Kristan and Jarred; and five great-grandkids, Addison, Mason, Carter, London and Oakland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Bryne.
Private family services will be held with burial at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville. Randall & Roberts Funeral Homes has been entrusted with his care.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B, Noblesville, IN 46060.
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