October 28, 2004

(8/30/1944 10/23/2004)

Robert Keith Redding, 60, of Kahoka, MO, died October 23, 2004, at the Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk, IA.

He was born August 30, 1944 in Kirksville, MO, a son of Robert O. and Maxine Pruett Redding.

He was united in marriage to Susan Roller on October 4, 1965, in Kahoka, MO. She survives.

Other survivors include his mother, Maxine Redding of Keokuk, IA; one daughter, Christine Lake and her husband, Kevin; one son, Kevin Redding and his wife, Jennifer; eight grandchildren, Shelby Lake, Trisha Worrell and her husband, Bronson, Courtney Wallace and her husband, Brandyn, Devin Redding, Lyndsay, Zachariah and Shelby Cohen; two great-grandsons, Alex Worrell and Bryce Wallace, all of Kahoka, MO; 11 brothers and sisters, David and Sandra Redding of Kahoka, MO, Kay Redding of Jefferson City, MO, William and Rae JoAn Redding of Moville, IA, Debbie and Pat Malone of Kahoka, MO, John and Linda Redding of Fairmont, MO, Gerald and Julie Redding of Kahoka, MO, Rebecca and Harold Moore of Columbia, MO, Elizabeth Redding of Ft. Madison, IA, Sam and Teri Redding of Kahoka, MO, Martha and Randy Ellefritz of Keokuk, IA, and Tim and Kay Redding of Kahoka, MO; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Keith attended LaHarpe, IL Community School. He trained and served as a Finance Specialist in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist Independent Faith. He was a bricklayer for over 40 years and was a member of the St. Louis Local Union #1 of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. He lived and breathed hunting.

Funeral services were held October 25, 2004, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO, with Pastor Tim Roller officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Kahoka Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Kirchner, Robbie Schutte, David Otte, Steve Otte, Devin Redding and Gary Plenge. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Roller, Gerald Sawyer, Jerry Parrish, Tony Sloan, Dwayne Lawson, Terrence Sloan, Randy Colwell, Dan Colwell, Kevin Burns, Zach Cohen, Doug Wallace, Jim Holmes and all his friends and fellow bricklayers too numerous to mention. Music was by Tammy Bryant. There were also taped selections. Memorials were made to the Vivian Roller Family Endowment. The Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO was in charge of arrangements.

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