Redding, Charles Lee, Born 1/21/1935, Died 6/29/2017
Lee was born and raised in Biloxi Mississippi. He graduated from Biloxi High School and attended Mississippi State University and graduated as a member of the first class of the School of Forestry.
Lee was a career forester with the U.S. Department of Forestry having served in 5 national forests: the Umpqua in Oregon, the Wasach in Utah and the Coconino, Apache Sitgreaves and Tonto National forests in Arizona. On the Tonto, he was instrumental in planning the recreation facilities at Saguaro Lake and along the Salt River tubing area.
After retiring he worked as a part time employee for 25 years with American Valet where he was affectionately known as “Smiley”.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Rose, his daughters, Lucy Maupin (Ken), Kathy Crum (Will), and Susan Redding, 12 Grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, his sister Charlene Cole and brother Ormand.
Memorial service to be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E University Dr., Mesa.