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Family Funeral Care

4925 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Harold Forest Redmond

November 29, 1932May 18, 2020

Harold Forest Redmond, affectionately known as ‘Bucky from Kentucky’ by his great grandsons, died on the morning of May 18, 2020 in Memphis, TN.

Harold was born November 29, 1932 in Ringos Mills, Kentucky to Olivia and J. W. Redmond. He was the youngest of eleven children.

Harold relocated to Mansfield, Ohio to get as far away from farming as possible. He served in the United States Airforce from 1952 to 1956 as an Armament Specialist and spent two of those years in Tripoli, Libya. After serving his military duty Harold became a service repairman for Addressograph Multigraph Corporations (AM). He was reassigned by AM to Columbia, SC in 1975 and then accepted a position with the company in Ashville, NC. Where he retired and became a full-time golfer. Harold carried and impressive 6 handicap and loved the mountains and numerous friends he made in North Carolina. In 2015 he moved to Memphis to be closer to family. He attended St, John Orthodox Church faithfully for six months and entered the Orthodox faith in January of 2020.

Harold is survived by his sister Irene Johnson, Lake Havasu, AZ; son, Michael Redmond, Memphis; step-daughter Wendy Garrison, Sumter, SC, two granddaughters, Megan Jackson, Memphis and Britney Pound, Sumter SC; one grandson, Trevor Clark, Nashville, TN; two great grandsons, Ezra & Hopper Jackson, Memphis and numerous nieces and nephews scattered throughout the country.

He is preceded in death by his second wife, Linda Redmond and stepdaughter Kathryn Bolser.

Services will be held at St. John Orthodox Church Wednesday May 20th at 10:00 a.m... Burial will be immediately after the service at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: St John Orthodox Church 1663 Tutwiler Ave Memphis, TN 38107

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Memories

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Thomas Redmond

May 20, 2020

He was a great uncle and I will miss talking to him on the phone! I always tried to call him on his birthday! He was 20 years older than me! He will be missed! Fly high Uncle Harold!

Brittany Pound

May 20, 2020

Bucky from Kentucky and his 2 granddaughters Megan and Brittany way way back in the 80s

Redmond Family

May 19, 2020

Uncle Harold was our Rock Star of the family.
Always smiling and making us laugh!! We felt special when he teased us and made us laugh!!

Remembered to ask about your golf game.
And no excuses — “Get out in the backyard and hit the practice balls. “

Uncle Harold enjoyed volunteering at the VA Hospital. They gave him the perfect job— talking to the vets!! We know he left them smiling!
Your phone calls to check up on us made
our day. And yes you finally had the Redmond family history correct! Grandma Redmond and Aunt Ad came in a wooden wagon to KY from Virginia!
We will miss you more than you will ever know.
Forever in our hearts💕💕

Hugh, Jr. & Gina Harbort

May 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. We will miss his phone calls to check in every now and then. RIP brother-in-law.

Michael Bolser

May 19, 2020

This world has lost one of the great ones! Once you found a place in Harold’s heart you were there forever. His soft heart and caring nature were such a gift. Harold LOVED his family and it showed in everything he did. He took me in as one of them when I married Catherine (His step daughter) and even after her passing he always made sure I knew he still considered me part of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who knew and loved Harold. I’m sure Linda and Catherine were waiting with open arms to have him back with them, what a reunion that had to be.

Nancy Lawing

May 19, 2020

Micheal and family
Bruce and I are so sorry for your great loss. Harold was the best. He and I shared a lot of laughs over the printing press that I will always cherish. He was like a walking textbook. He could fix anything and if you needed help he was there.He was a good soul. Rip my friend.
Nancy and Bruce Lawing

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