Leslie Lambert Redding
October 28, 1948 – May 29, 2018
Leslie Lambert Redding, age 69, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Hospice Brazos Valley In-Patient Facility in Bryan, TX. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 2:00pm at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan, and a funeral service will follow at 3:00pm, with Gary Balmain officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC.
Leslie (Les) was born in Opa-locka, FL on October 28, 1948 to Newton Jasper Redding Jr. and Willie Mae Abel. On August 24, 1968, he married Peggy Diane Fowler, his high school sweetheart. He joined the Air Force in 1968 as a Photo Reconnaissance Specialist where he served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1971. He welcomed a son into his life on January 13, 1973 and a daughter on April 4, 1975. He began his career with GTE as a line repairman and retired from GTE as a senior manager in the Dallas area in 1999 after 27 years of service. He continued working in the telecommunications field for another 10 years before moving back to Florida to enjoy the beach, fishing, and family.
Les was a loving husband and devoted father. He enjoyed days spent on the beach, fishing from the surf or from a boat, playing with his grandkids, cooking, tinkering, and landscaping. He was always on the go. He also loved having his iced tea wherever he went. He had a way of endearing himself to all that he met. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
He is predeceased by his father Newton Redding Jr. and his mother Willie Mae Abel.
Les is survived by his wife Peggy; son Christopher; daughter Margaret; brothers Richard and Randall; sisters Judy and Sheila; and 4 grandchildren Zachary, Marissa, Emma, and Della.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests for donations to be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.
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