Warren H. Reddish

warren reddish
WARREN H. REDDISH LEICESTER – Warren H. Reddish died September 13, 2010. He was born in Odum, Georgia and was preceded in death by his wife, Sara H. Reddish, his parents Pierce and Ruth Murray Reddish and 2 brothers, Billy and Jack Reddish. Warren entered the US Navy in June 1941 and served during World War II on the battleship USS Idaho and the destroyer USS Hailey. He helped put the aircraft carrier Midway in commission and served on it until June 1947. He worked for DC Transit and predecessor companies and retired in 1975 from the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority as the Superintendent of Transportation Operation Bus. He was a member of Newfound Baptist Church and the Erwin Lions Club. He is survived by 4 daughters, Wanda Sicari of Cody, WY, Nena McQuerry of Greenwood, DE, Shelley Brittingham of Ocala, FL, and Julie Collins and husband Mark of Asheville; one son, Warren D. Beverly and wife Francis of Jesup, Georgia; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Trellis Hayes and Edith Hardee; one brother Fred Reddish and wife Elizabeth. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Ball officiating. Burial will follow at Lewis Memorial with Military Honors by the NC National Guard. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Dear Wanda, Nina, Shelley, Julie and Warren, I am so sad to hear of Uncle Warren’s passing. I truly loved him and will miss him. He was a special man. I always looked forward to his visits to Georgia-he was so good about visiting everyone and this meant so much to us. Love to you all, Linda.

  2. Julie,
    We are so very sorry to hear about your Dad. We imagine that he is with your Mom right now and they are having a great time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. We only knew Warren through the lions club, but he was a great man I will always remember that smile. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Dear Julie and family, we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. He and your Mom were very sweet people. Our prayers are with you. Take comfort in God’s promise that you will see your parents again in Heaven. God bless you.

  5. Julie and family, we were saddened to learn of Warren’s passing but are comforted to know he and Sara are together again in the presence of our Lord. You are in our prayers.

  6. My goodness – look at that beautiful smile!! This represents what I loved most about Uncle Warren – his good nature, his sense of humor, his love of family and friends…he was a remarkable man and I am so fortunate to have known him and to be a member of this family. Love and prayers with all of you as Cooper, Carter and I send Philip home to NC to be with you over this somber weekend – we will be thinking of you…


  8. Collins Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Mr. Reddish was a sweetie.I will miss seeing his smiling face on Sunday. But we have the hope that we will see him in Heaven. My prayers are with you all during this time.

  9. We were sorry to hear of the loss of this great Lion and man. We will keep the family in our prayers during this time of grief.
    Lions Dave and Martha Butler, PCCs

  10. Warren was a fine Christian man and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family during this time of great loss and sorrow.

  11. Julie and Family,
    We are sorry to hear about your Dad. We know this is a hard time for all of you, but we serve a BIG GOD, and He is always with you. You are so in our prayers.
    We love you all,
    Johnny and Melissa Herron

  12. Mark and family. We are very sorry for your loss and have you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Take care and may peace be with all of you.

  13. Julie and Family,

    I’m so very sorry for the sudden loss of your Dad. Our love and prayers go out to you all. Take comfort in knowing this is only a temporary separation from him and he is now rejoicing in Heaven with your Mom.

    Stacey, Joe and Jacob Bailey

  14. Julie and Family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Know that Warren is in a better place along side Sara. Stay strong.

  15. Julie, allow me to extend my sincere heartfelt sympathy at your loss. The GPI Family mourns with you at this difficult time.

  16. Julie
    Ron & I were so sorry to hear about your Dad. We are in Arizona on a trip and just wanted you to know what a good man we thought your father was. He was always so sweet and kind. He always had such a wonderful smile and that little twinkle in his eye. I know he will be sorely missed by all.

    Sue & Ron Martin

  17. Julie and family,
    We’re deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your father. He was a very pleasant man with a beautiful smile that still carries on…
    We pray that God provides His grace and comfort for you and your family at this time of sudden loss.
    May God Bless…
    Love and Prayers,
    Connie & Johnny Rogers

  18. Kaitlin/Hampton and Family-
    We were devasted to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you and will continue to keep you in our prayers. Keep your heads up and know that we are thinking of you guys.

  19. Dear Julie,
    I have wonderful childhood memories of both your parents. I am glad they were part of my life. I will always remember him waking us up with a LOUD song. It makes me smile thinking of him. He loved you dearly.
    Love you still and always!!! Kay Surrency

  20. Dear Julie,
    I have wonderful childhood memories of both your parents. I am glad they were part of my life. I will always remember him waking us up with a LOUD song. It makes me smile thinking of him. He loved you dearly.
    Love you still and always!!! Kay Surrency

  21. Julie and family, We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Your parents were such special people, such loving hearts will never be far from our thoughts. Our prayers are with you all.

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