DENISON - Billy L. Redding, age 87, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 27, 2014 at his home in Denison.|
Billy Redding was born October 23, 1926 in Grayson County, Texas; the son of Edgar and Stella Mae (Atkins) Redding. Mr. Redding served his country during his time in the U.S. Army Air Corps nearing the end of World War II.
Billy married the love of his life, Nelda Wilson on March 26, 1949, and he loved her faithfully and whole heartedly until he passed away.
He worked at W.J. Smith Wood Preserving Company for many years; becoming the president of the company, a title that he held until the closing of the company. Billy also served as president of the Katy Hospital Association, a position that he held until his death.
Mr. Redding was a family man who provided for his loved one's needs and worked diligently to do so. He was a great man that will be missed dearly by many.
Mr. Redding is survived by his loving family, wife of 65 years, Nelda Redding; son, Dennis Redding and wife, Cherry, of Ft.Worth; two daughters, Sherry LeBaron and husband, Barry, of Ft. Worth; and Kathy Durham, of Denison; four grandchildren, Kristan Brazil and husband, Mark, Russ LeBaron and wife, Jill, Matt Durham and wife, Kendra, and Josh Redding; four great-grandchildren, Jace, Avery, Nate and Cody; brother, Tony Redding and wife, Nema, sister, Delores Jones and husband, Ed; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Melba Turnbull, and grandson, Jacob Redding.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Home with Minister Todd Catteau officiating. A private graveside will be held at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman. Family visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday evening at Fisher Funeral Home.
Condolences may be registered at www.fisherfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home located at 604 W. Main St. in Denison.
Published in The Herald Democrat on June 30, 2014