James “J.C.” Redman, 86, of Wellborn, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010, at the College Station Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. A graveside service with Masonic Rights are set for 11 a.m., Thursday, January 7, at Wellborn Cemetery.
J.C. was born July 18, 1923, in Brazos County, to Ernest and Eufala Redman. He was raised in Wellborn and attended Wellborn schools. He was also baptized at Wellborn Baptist Church, where he was a lifelong member.
At 19 he enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy from December 1942 through March 1946 with honorable discharge and a rank of Machinist Mate 2nd Class.
In January 1949, he graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. Degree in Industrial Education.
He married his wife, Shirley Carter, in August 1952 at Calvary Baptist Church.
He retired after 33 years from Texas A&M Power Plant in August 1982 as superintendent, and also had years of service with the College Station Volunteer Fire Department.
J.C. served as College Station Little League Coach for the Red Sox team for 18 years. He was a member and past master of Adam Royder Masonic Lodge, and a member of the VFW.
After retirement he loved living on the home place tending to his cows and cooking his huge pot of stew to eat with his family. He also enjoyed attending Aggie football and baseball games for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Chenault, Annie Mae Redman, Hilda Schumann, Bertha Perkins, Ernest Redman, and Sidney Redman.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley Carter Redman, of Wellborn, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Patricia Redman, of Houston, Texas, John and Autumn Redman, of Iola, Texas, Jerry Redman, of Arlington, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Henry Dippel, of Wellborn, Texas; sister, Elaine Harris, of Ft. Worth, Texas; brothers-in-law, Max Schumann, of Midland, Texas, Lynn Ray Carter of Florence, MS, James Carter and wife Kathy, of Bryan, Texas; five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to Hospice Brazos Valley at 502, W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803, or to the Wellborn Baptist Church at PO Box 10, Wellborn, TX 77881.Print This Obituary