Ralph Edward Reddick, 81, of Quincy, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday (May 17, 2013) in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born Feb. 21, 1932, in Quincy, Ralph was the son of Nicholaus Everett and Virginia Wiechman Reddick. He married Betty Vogel on July 4, 1953, in St. John's Episcopal Church in Quincy. She survives.
Mr. Reddick was a longtime employee of Gardner Denver Co. and later for the state of Missouri Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake State Park until his retirement.
Following his retirement, Ralph and Betty traveled the area selling their handcrafted art. They enjoyed meeting new people wherever they traveled.
Mr. Reddick enjoyed nature, reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren, and he especially enjoyed family trips to the Florida panhandle. Most recently, Ralph enjoyed his beloved pet, Shag.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty; his four children, Debra Reddick of Marietta, Ga., Bruce Reddick of Keokuk, Iowa, Kevin Reddick (Marilyn) of Quincy and Kathy Hoener (Mark) of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Dawn Rozofsky (Willie), Shane Woodyard (Michelle), Chad Reddick, Eric Hoener (Carrie), Bradley Reddick, Beverly Reddick and Bryan Reddick; two stepgrandchildren, Brandy Lear and Mandy Lear; ten great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Irene Lang, Helen Shane and Judy Flynn; a brother, Paul Reddick (Sherry); many loving nieces and nephews; and a longtime friend, Joe Hultz.
Mr. Reddick was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leroy Reddick.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor James Riley. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.
VISITATION: Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the Quincy Humane Society.
ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.