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John A. 'Jack' Redding, Jr.

AGE: 90 • Chestertown

John A. Redding, Jr, 'Jack' 90 of Chestertown passed away on April 2, 2016 in Shore Nursing & Rehab Center, Chestertown.

Jack was born on September 24, 1925 in Cecilton, MD, son of the late John A. and Mary Alderson Redding, Sr. He was raised in Fairlee, MD and at the age of 16 his family moved to Rising Sun, MD, where he graduated from high school. In 1946 he moved to Newark, DE and began his 31 year career with General Motors, retiring in 1978. After his retirement he operated a hunting guide service from his home. Jack was an active member of Christiana United Methodist Church from 1951 to 1978, serving as MYF Leader and a Trustee. He and his wife returned to Chestertown where he was an active member of Chestertown Baptist Church. He helped with their Junior and Senior Camp, Sunday School, was a Choir member and led the Men's Quartet, helped with maintenance and served as a Deacon.

Jack loved playing and coaching softball and pitched until the age of 75. He enjoyed carpentry work, carving decoys, hunting, gardening, traveling and camping. Jack was loved by all who knew him.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth Dixon, Emily Bland and Jane Barton; a brother, William Redding; granddaughter, Tina Michelle Redding and great-grandson, Abram Joseph Hall.

Jack is survived by his wife of 68 years, Irene Swain Redding; 4 children, Kathryn Shetzler (James) of Dunnellon, FL, John A. Redding, III (Kay) of Chesapeake City, MD, Nancy Hall and Carol Soldau, both of Newark, DE; 12 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Friday, April 8 from 6 to 8pm in Chestertown Baptist Church, 401 Morgnec Rd., Chestertown, MD, and again on Saturday from 10 to 11 am, where funeral service will begin 11am. Burial in Crumpton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Chestertown Baptist Church, 401 Morgnec Rd. Chestertown, MD. 21620

Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena, MD.
Published in The News Journal from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2016
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