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Charles Redding

December 12, 1947 — November 19, 2014

Charles Redding, 66, of rural Dewey, Oklahoma passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at his home.
Graveside Celebration of Life memorial services will be held Monday, November 24, 2014, at Sunnyside Cemetery,
Caney, Kansas with Dr. Joe Dan Fowler officiating. Private Inurnment will follow under the direction of Potts Chapel of Caney.
Charles Morris Redding was born December 12, 1947 in Caney, the second of two children to Ray and Rubye Morris Redding. Charles grew up and attended schools in Caney, graduating high school there in 1965. He attended college at Coffeyville, Kansas before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1967, serving as a Cryogenic Fluids Production Specialist before receiving his honorable discharge as a Sergeant in 1971. Charles was a telecommunications analyst with Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and retired in October, 2003 after 33 years service.
Charles enjoyed amateur ham radio, radio controlled model air planes, and old cars. He was a member of the Amateur Ham Radio Club, RC Model Airplane Club, and the Oldies and Goodies Car Club, each in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He was also a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Westminster Church in Bartlesville.
In 1987 at the Caney Orthodox Presbyterian Church he was united in marriage to Willa J. Parman. This union incorporated four alreadymade children.
His fighting spirit, willingness to face the unknown, and ability to approach each day with courage, bravery and hope serve as a reminder how we each should endeavor to live life on this earth.
Survivors blessed by his memory are his wife, Willa, of the home, daughters Marcy Dyer, Stephanie Redding, and son David Redding, each of Bartlesville, and son Branden Redding of Scottsbluff, Nebraska grandchildren Justine Dyer, Taylor Dyer, Kayla Dyer, all of Bartlesville, Mackenzie Redding of Scottsbluff, Haley and Madyson Walter of Bartlesville two great grandchildren Kamryn Dyer and Braylen Ortiz both of Bartlesville brother Donald Redding and wife Betty of Westlake, TX, and nephew Donald Redding of Keller, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorials to the American Cancer Society in memory of Charles Redding. Donations can be left at the Potts Chapel in Caney. Online condolences can be shared at The family wishes to thank all of those who provided food, expressions of support, and most certainly the prayers through this difficult time. May God bless each of you.



Sunnyside Cememtery
Caney, KS  67333
Monday, November 24, 2014
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