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Charles Lee Redding

01/21/1935 - 06/29/2017
Service Date: 07/08/2017
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, Arizona

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.



  • LaToya Johnson

    To the family and friends of Charles Reeding, I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. With the lost of a beloved family member, it is the hardest thing that any of us can go thru. And because of that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Take comfort in knowing that God never intent for us to deal with sickness or death. But have assure in this wonderful promise that God holds out to us. He promise each of us that very soon he is going to reunite us back with all those loved ones that we have lost. (John 5:28,29) Until that time, cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of Mr. Charles. These precious memories will console the family in the day’s ahead.

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