Mr. Jack Redwine
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BREMEN, GA-- Mr. Charles Jackson "Jack" Redwine, of Cash Lane, Bremen passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011, at the age of 75.
He was born on March 29, 1935, in Atlanta, GA, to Reuben Clyde Redwine and Mary Belle McBride Redwine. He graduated in 1953 from Spartanburg High School in South Carolina. While attending Auburn University, he met Nancy Jane Bennett, also of Spartanburg. They married on May 8, 1959, and were sweethearts for 55 years.
Jack graduated from Auburn University in 1958 with a degree in Music Education and completed a Masters Degree at Auburn in 1965. He was a high school band director for thirty years. He taught in Morgan County, Cobb County and Fayette County Schools. He is a former Vice President of the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators and was instrumental in developing jazz band education in the Cobb County School System.
Jack served in the 530th Georgia Air National Guard Band for 30 years. He was a dedicated musician who played the flute, saxophone, clarinet, piano and bass. After retiring in 1988, he embarked on a 15-year career as a ski instructor at Keystone Resort in Colorado. During retirement he studied jazz piano and began to play bluegrass music with the Pathfinders of Due West United Methodist Church.
Jack's passions were his family, his music, his faith and extreme adventure sports . . . . not necessarily in that order. To celebrate his 75th birthday, Jack went skydiving from 14,000 feet. His last adventure was a ski trip to the Poconos which ended with a skiing accident, surgery and post-operative complications. During the hours between surgery and his sudden death, Jack was planning his next skiing trip and researching whether a broken hip would preclude further sky-diving.
Jack is survived by his wife, Jane Bennett Redwine; his children, Julie Redwine Sewell, Josie Redwine and Jon Redwine; his sons-in-law, Matt Sewell and Reza Tajer; and his daughter-in-law, Stacie Redwine; his grandchildren, Christopher Sewell, Michael Sewell, Sarah Redwine, Sophia Tajer, Haley Sewell, Rachael Redwine Adams, Jack Tajer, Jeb Redwine, Lindsey Sewell, Lauren Sewell, Jacob Redwine, Olivia Redwine and Leah Redwine; his granddaughter-in-law, Jenni Boerger Sewell; and his grandson-in-law, Bradley Adams; his sisters, Jean Redwine Allen of Fayetteville, GA, and Joyce Redwine Hayes of Gainesville, GA; and his mother-in-law, Bernice McLemore Bennett of Bremen, GA.
The family will celebrate the blessing and adventure of Jack's life at the First United Methodist Church in Carrollton, Georgia on Saturday, February 19th, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006; Carrollton First United Methodist Church, 206 Newnan Street, Carrollton, GA 30117; or The Pierced One Ministries, 830 Buford Carey Road, Hull, GA 30646.
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2011