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John ReddenApril 10, 1935 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 82)
John L. Redden of Horseshoe Bay was born on April 10, 1935 in Dallas County, Texas, to Lynn and Irene Redden.
After a long struggle with cancer, he went to be with his Lord on October 18, 2017. While those of us who loved him most now feel great loss, we know he is finally free of disease and his body is healed to perfection. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 23, 1 p.m. at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite, Texas. A memorial service will be on Saturday, October 28, at 2 p.m. in The Church at Horseshoe Bay.
John was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Jason Fagan and his stepfather Sam Hughes. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rosie Redden; his son John Randall “Randy” Redden and wife Evelyn of Lucas; his daughter Julie Fagan and husband David of Crandall; his daughter Lori Beale and husband Mark of Abilene, his step-daughter Jill Hurd and husband Dale of Dallas; his step-daughter Sheri Brock; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; his brother Bob Redden and wife Margaret of Rockwall; and two nephews.
John graduated from Mesquite High School in 1953. John received his master electrician license and along with his brother Bob, owned Redden Electrical Contractors in Dallas. He became of member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #20 in 1953 where he served as assistant manager and manager.
After John retired in 1997, he and Rosie moved from Dallas to Horseshoe Bay. Along with Buddy Schrader, he was instrumental in starting the Hill Country Men’s Golf Association in Horseshoe Bay in 1997, which now has 180 members. His primary duty in the early years was to contact golf courses and negotiate the arrangements for each event. In 2014, a scholarship was formed in his name for high school students pursuing a college education. For many years he played golf with his group of 12 Carryovers buddies. He also loved hunting and fishing. He and Rosie enjoyed traveling worldwide and made many memories during their travels. He was a member of The Church at Horseshoe Bay.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, American Heart Association Southwest Affiliate or The Church at Horseshoe Bay.