George Lester Reddish Sr.

March 14, 1918December 24, 2013
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George Lester Reddish, Sr., aged 95, passed away at the Palatka Health Care Center in Palatka, FL on Tuesday, December twenty-fourth, 2013. Mr. Reddish was born to the late Emory S. and Della R. Reddish on Thursday, March fourteenth, 1918, in Jesup GA. He moved to Putnam County from Goodlettsville, TN, where he had lived for many years. He was retired from Nashville Metro Public Schools in 1983.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Jean (Mickey) Gray Reddish; sons, Randall Emory (Reina) Reddish, Daniel Earl (Diane) Reddish, George Lester Reddish, Jr.; daughters, Jeri Georgette Maxwell and Mary Alice (Tim) Gainer; grandchildren, Matthew (Amanda) Reddish, Alexis Reddish, Joshua Reddish, George Michael (Vicki) Reddish, Aaron Reddish, Allison Reddish and Kayla Gainer, Brandon (Brittany) Kerlee; Great-grandchildren, Braylen Silva, Brysen Kerlee. He is also survived by nephews, nieces, step-children and many friends.

Mr. Reddish was predeceased by his late wife, Sarah June Biggs Reddish and his former wife, Christine James Reddish Poppell. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Maggie Reddish, Ruby Sauvage, Billie Tillis, Paula O'Steen and Gussie Godfry; and his son-in-law, Robert Maxwell.

He proudly served our nation in the United States Army from which he was honorably discharged in January, 1946. He held the rank of Corporal in the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, Blackhorse Brigade, 18th Quartermaster Company during WWII. His service included European, African, Middle Eastern, Asiatic, and Pacific Campaigns during which he was awarded the Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, and American Service Medal. Mr. Reddish was a past member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Crescent City Lodge 1641 and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 4355.

Burial with Military Honors will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, TN, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:00 P.M.

Condolences may be sent to his family at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

Should you wish to honor his memory by donation, please consider the American Heart/Stroke Association at or 800-242-8721.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens 1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN 37075 615-859-5279


  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2014

George Lester Reddish Sr.

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Randall Reddish

January 11, 2014

Today we bury my father, my friend, George Lester Reddish, SR. My father was a man of compassion and great humility. Today we will honor his memory as Father, Grand Father, Brother, Uncle, and Friend. He was loved by so many. We are all sorrowful at his passing. We have lost one of the family giants. May he always be remembered as the kind gentle man that he was. God bless him and speed him to his eternal rest!

Shana Gainer

January 8, 2014

Loving thoughts and prayers to the family.

Mary Gainer

January 4, 2014

Mary Gainer

January 4, 2014

Mary Gainer

January 4, 2014

Mary Gainer

January 4, 2014

Kayla Star Gainer

January 4, 2014

Love you Granddaddy!

American Heart Association

January 4, 2014

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Mary Alice Gainer

January 3, 2014

Love you , You are missed very much

Danny&Diane Reddish

January 2, 2014

We love you Pops