Robert J. "Bob" Reddick passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2013. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington 76013. Interment follows at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington 76013. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations are recommended to the
of North Texas or the
. Bob was born on July 8, 1939, to Evelyn and James Reddick in Minneapolis, Minn. After graduation from Richfield High School in 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps
where he was trained as a jet engine technician and assigned to the U.S. Marine Air Squadron 121. He served onboard the aircraft carriers USS Ticonderoga and the USS Coral Sea. Upon his discharge from the Marine Corps in 1961, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota
where he subsequently earned his doctorate. He taught English at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., for two years and at the University of Texas
at Arlington for 27 years until his retirement in 2002. The family wishes to thank the caregivers and staff at Arden Court of Arlington Memory Care facility for their compassionate and loving care of Bob for the past year. They truly became a family for us. Bob was predeceased by his parents and stepmother, Ruth. Survivors: Wife of 46 years, RoseAnn; daughters, Andrea Flores (Orlando) of Arlington and Carissa Reddick (Jesse Thibodeau) of Greeley, Colo.; grandchildren, Noah and Abigail Flores of Arlington and Robert Thibodeau of Greeley, Colo.; brothers, James (Beverly) of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Kenneth (Patricia) of Arden Hills, Minn.; eight nephews and nieces; and a host of friends.