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Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC

OBITUARY

John "Eddie" Edward Redmond

January 28, 1947April 15, 2020
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John “Eddie” Edward Redmond passed away peacefully, Wednesday April 15, 2020 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville NC.

Eddie was born January 28, 1947 to the late Pauline (Robinson) and John William Redmond in Hagerstown Maryland.

Eddie was a family man who always enjoyed having a good conversation. He was a proud Marine who was a bodyguard to an Admiral, as well as Force Recon. He was a strong man having once stopped a robbery from taking place in his community.

He had a heart towards caring for animals and plants. His hobbies included fishing, crabbing, golfing, and international traveling. He especially enjoyed visiting Japan and could even speak some Japanese. While he had so many hobbies, titles, and passions, his biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 44 years, Paula Cloninger Redmond, their son Bryan Ensley, their two daughters, Julie Ensley and Jennifer Redmond along with their grandchildren, Kayla Williamson, SaraBeth Robinson, Joseph Ensley, Brandon Ensley, Leah Robinson. Missing their brother are siblings, Brenda Redmond and Don Redmond (Norma), Steve Redmond (Cindy.), Tommy Redmond (Stacey). Missing his nephew is his uncle, Bill Robinson (Jackie) and missing his lifelong best friend is Mickey Crowe (Mary.) Also mourning his loss are many more cherished family members, friends, and beloved cat, Simba.

The family would like to sincerely thank all of the nurses and staff at the MICU, 4 West, and the Hospice Units at the Charles George VA Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eddie’s honor towards the Charles George VA Medical Center. https://www.asheville.va.gov/giving/index.asp or Charles George VAMC ATTN: Voluntary Service 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday May 22, 2020 at Carothers Chapel, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia. Burial will follow immediately at Gaston Memorial Park.

Carothers Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Redmond family.

  • FAMILY

  • Pauline (Robinson) Redmond, Mother (deceased)
  • John William Redmond, Father (deceased)
  • Paula (Cloninger) Redmond, Wife
  • Bryan Ensley, Son
  • Julie Ensley, Daughter
  • Jennifer Redmond, Daughter
  • Kayla Williamson, Granddaughter
  • SaraBeth Robinson, Granddaughter
  • Joseph Ensley, Grandson
  • Brandon Ensley, Grandson
  • Leah Robinson, Granddaughter
  • Brenda Redmond, Sister
  • Don Redmond (Norma), Brother
  • Steve Redmond (Cindy), Brother
  • Tommy Redmond (Stacey), Brother
  • Bill Robinson (Jackie), Uncle
  • Mickey Crowe (Mary), Life-long Best Friend

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  • Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

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