Colonel Wilbur Bradford Redd, Jr.
US Army, retired
November 3, 1920-April 28, 2013
Myrtle Beach, SC
Colonel Wilbur Bradford Redd, Jr., US Army, retired passed away Monday April 28, 2014 at Covenant Towers of Myrtle Beach. He was born on November 3, 1920 in Lexington, SC, the son of the late Wilbur Bradford Redd Sr. and Sallie L. Redd of Lexington, SC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-three years, Ruth L. Redd; his father-in-law William Wade Lorick, Sr.; mother-in-law, Clifton D. Lorick; brother-in-law, William Wade Lorick, Jr.; brother, Wallace L. Redd; his grandson, William Bennett Fisher; son-in-law, James B. Fisher, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Doris L. Redd and Shirley L. Hiller and brother-in-law, Alex D. Lorick. "B" Redd was a graduate of Columbia Commercial College prior to his serving twenty-nine years in the United States Army. He and his family lived in Lexington for twenty-seven years before he and his wife moved to Washington D.C. area. He was Assistant Adjutant General of South Carolina, Assistant State Director of Selective Service of South Carolina, Auditor and Comptroller for National Headquarters Selective Service in Washington D.C. and served in the Navy during WWII. He retired in 1970 and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC where he and his wife Ruth lived for thirty-seven years. He was active in Saint Stephens Lutheran Church, the Jaycees, and the American Legion in Lexington, SC and he was also active at St. Philips Lutheran Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. He was a master mason, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner of Omar Temple in Myrtle Beach. He is survived by his son, W. Bradford Redd, III and his wife, Phyllis of Southport, NC; his daughter, Anne R. Fisher and her fiancé, Larry Wood of Little River, SC; his brother-in-law Alex D. Lorick's wife, Ann of Surfside Beach, SC and Morristown, TN; his grandsons, William Bradford Redd and his sons, William and Nicholas of Hoschton, GA; Matthew Rhodes Redd and wife, Brandi and their son, Rhodes and daughter, Stella of Charlotte, NC; Adam Lorick Redd and his wife, Kristen and their daughter, Mallory of Atlanta, GA; James Bradford Fisher and his wife, Kimberly and their daughter, McKinley of Clackamas, OR; Jack C. Stump and wife, Charlene of Yorktown, VA; granddaughter, Jill Nealon and her daughters, Chelsea and Jordan of Chesapeake, VA as well as many nieces and nephews. The family wanted to offer a special thank you to all the staff at Covenant Towers. The family will receive friends at McMillan-Small Funeral Home on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM. The funeral will be 11:00 am at St. Philips Lutheran Church with Pastor Jason Lee officiating, Thursday, May 1, 2014 and burial with full military honors will follow at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Saint Philips Lutheran Church 6200 North Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 or to S.O.S., PO Box 7136, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory
906 67th Avenue North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-7506
Published in The Sun News on Apr. 29, 2014