Ross Redding | 1946-2018

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018

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Ross Redding, 71, of Chico, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Decatur.

Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, at St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church with Father Reehan Antony officiating. Burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Joseph Redding, Michael Redding, Aaron Redding, J.D. Clark, Nick Verner and Jesse Clark.

Ross was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Ventura, Calif., to Hubert and Ollie Beall Redding.

Ross attended high school in Ventura and had one year of college. He later attended jump school upon entering the U.S. Army where he was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam and was a career military man.

Ross was a member of St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church in Bridgeport and was a fourth degree knight in Knights of Columbus.

He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Silver Star, Marksmanship Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Virginia, Linda and Diana; brother Fred; and infant son Eric.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sharon; sons Aaron, Joseph and Michael and wife, Ashley; daughter Elisabeth; three grandchildren; sister Nancy; and brother Stanley.

Donations may be made to a veterans organization.

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