A funeral service for John Joseph Redmond, fondly known as Pop or Joe, age 79, of Thornville, Ohio, formerly of Sour Lake, Texas, near Beaumont, will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 9, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, where Military Honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Joe passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). He was born November 8, 1932, in Huntington, West Virginia, to the late Charles Edward and Nancy (Verlander) Redmond. Joe was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and faithfully served his country during the Korean Conflict. This generation of his family served a combined 132 years in the Marines. Joe moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1947. He graduated from Aquinas College High School in 1951 and attended Lamar University. Joe owned PM Body Shop in Columbus. In 1980, he moved to Texas and was an auto body and paint repair instructor at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Joe enjoyed NASCAR and had been a Midget race car driver. He was an avid reader and was in the process of writing a book. He was always ready with a good joke and loved to play cards (he also cheated). He is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Bever -McManus) Redmond; four children, Russell (Becky) Redmond of Hendrix, Oklahoma, Valerie Redmond of Simonton, Texas, Lori (Mark) Thompson of Sugar Land, Texas and Charles (Trisha) Redmond of Sour Lake, Texas; step-son, Dennis (Brenda) McManus of Heath, Ohio; step- daughter, Margaret Peggy McManus of Newark, Ohio; sixteen grandchildren; one great-grand- child; four step-grand- children; two step-great- grandchildren; three sisters, Nancy Jane Gulley of California, Mary Margaret Pesterfield of Phoenix, Arizona and Annie (Ben) Bennafatti of Alabama; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Sue (Ankrom) Redmond; and two brothers, Patrick and James Redmond. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 9, 2012