Charles F. Redd

July 13, 1927 - April 9, 2015

07/13/1927 - 04/09/2015

Charles F. REDD, Sr., 87, of McMechen, WV, died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his home.
He was born July 13, 1927, in Pleasant Valley, WV, a son of the late Frank and Grace Logsdon Redd.

Charlie was retired from Blaw-Knox, Warwood Plant and the J.E.Bane Trucking Co., attended Pleasant Valley School, and was a member of Beeler Station Church. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII from 1945-1947. He was stationed in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Charlie was raised by a great aunt and uncle, Ed and Margaret Hubbs for 10 years and was reunited with his mother at the age of 13.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen Kutrovac Redd in 2004, and 4 brothers; Donald, Wilford, Harold, and Alfred Redd.

Surviving are 4 children; KarenTom Boston, of Wheeling, CharlesKathy Redd, Jr., of Santa Rosa, CA, Brenda Foster of Roseville, CA, MonnaClint Born, of Senecaville, OH, 10 grandchildren; Chad Ryon Lewis, Shanan Ken Derrickson, Todd Summer Lewis, TroyJayme Boston, Heath Sara Boston, Seth and Clint Boston, BrianOliviaFoster and Sarah Foster, and StacyAndrew DeMartini, 16 great grandchildren and his constant companion cat, Abby.

A special thanks to Dad’s neighbor’s; Katy, Ann, Jane, Scott and Tammy for doing chores for Dad and keeping in touch with him.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 12:00pm until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV, where services will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:30am with Dr. Mitch Johnston officiating..

Burial will follow with full military graveside honors at Parkview Memorial Park Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church, Benwood.

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Janet White Rettig
8 years ago

Chuck, you always spoke so lovingly about your Dad and reading about him was interesting. I hope that you will share more stories about him with me. I know that you and your siblings will miss him and I send you my sincere condolences.

Sylvia McNeil
8 years ago

Dear Family Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours Take care Keep the faith and God bless. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely Sylvia McNeil aka Bilo/Benwood

Trixie Studddard
8 years ago

Karen, Chuck, Brenda and Mona, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I choose to remember your Dad with great memories.

tom vogler
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. My heart is with you, Shanan.

Jay Knapp
8 years ago

Troy and family,

Sorry about Mr. Redd. My thoughts and sympathy are with all of you.

linda willis tereska
8 years ago

I am sorry about your loss.,i always remember Mr Redds quick sense of humor and christian values. He will be missed. God Bless

7 years ago

Chris, And we might also teach the kids that:-Like tobacco-scitiensts , most of the scitiensts peddling the consensus view of climate change have, directly or indirectly, vested interests in the science in the form of reputation, position, pension, and future funding of their academic and/or business endeavors. And perks, of course, like the IPCC parties discussed below. And that these neo tobacco-scitiensts should be viewed as skeptically as, in an earlier generation, others viewed the tobacco-scientist consensus-shills. -That powerful financial interests both fund and exploit the climate change consensus for make-a-buck hustles like the carbon cap-and-trade rip-off and crony-capitalist enterprises like Solyndra that take the tax-payer to the cleaners in the name of carbon-reduction. And of course, the kids should also be taught that none of these carbon scams ever achieve any meaningful reduction in carbon emissions for all their profligate waste. -That the climate change scare stories serve the brave-new-world grand designs of the green economy (Google: wikipedia green economy ). This last to include a history of the Holodomor, re-education camps, boat-people, gulags, killing fields, and Great-Leaps-Forward that were a part-and-parcel of previous, lefty, thinking-big schemes to re-engineer humanity. -That many of the most prominent promoters of the consensus are grotesque examples of carbon-piggery hypocrisy what with their sprawling mansions, private-jets, carbon-belching Antarctic science-expedition yachts, and jet-set carbon-be-damned lifestyles. And, of course, the kids also need to know that there are, as well, lesser carbon-swine eco-hypocrites who make do, for example, with blow-out, high-carbon swill-slurping (oink! oink! grung-grunt! belch-belch! fahrt-fahrt!) yearly feeding-frenzies at the IPCC’s party-trough as it moves its venue annually from one fun-in-the-sun tourist trap to another any one of the IPCC’s carbon hog-bonding extravaganzas costing the taxpayer more than the whole of the annual Heartland budget. And, finally, schools should ban all fossil-fueled vehicles, except emergency and service vehicles and the vehicles of parents, from the school-grounds. And then shut off, year-round, all heating and air-conditioning. You know, so that the teachers can set the example by walking/biking to work and the kids can learn to tough it out in the heat and get a sense of what it is like to negotiate winter without fossil-fuel heat you know, like those folks literally freezing to death in Eastern Europe, as we speak. Or we might even set it up so that the kids can choose between, let’s say, heat or food. You know, so the kids can get some practice in early for their green economy future.