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Alvin E. Redding

August 14, 1938 November 8, 2019
Alvin E. Redding
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Alvin E. Redding, age 81, of Sorento, IL passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:05 AM at his home. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be private. The family will hold a Celebration of His Life at the Firehouse in Sorento, IL on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 2-5 PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Bond County Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Al was born August 14, 1938 on the family farm in Sorento, IL to O. Elton and Cora (Grigg) Redding. He married Betty (Pryor) Denny on February 22, 1964 at his brother’s home in Granite City, IL. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Betty Redding, five children; twins Donald (Delores) Redding of Sorento, IL, and Donna Redding (Steve) Hasenmeyer of Greenville, IL, Richard Denny of Butler, IL, Sheryl Denny (Rick Crawford) of Litchfield, IL, and Gail (Doug) Smith of New Douglas, IL. He also helped raise Jennifer Hoxsey of Sorento, IL. He is also survived by his siblings, Fern (Vince) Lovett of O’Fallon, IL, Mary (Virgil) Ponder of Indialatic, FL, and Glen (Naomi) Redding of Sorento, IL. His is also survived by eleven grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His painting career started by painting bridges for a railroad in northern Illinois. In 1960 he started painting with Tip Martin in Greenville and joined the Painters Local Union 910 and has been a member for 59 years. In 1970 he started Redding Painting. He loved to hunt deer and was a life long St. Louis Cardinal fan.

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Celebration of Life




2:00 PM 11/17/2019 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 11/17/2019 5:00:00 PM
Sorento, Illinois Firehouse

101 N. Main Street
Sorento, IL 62086

Sorento, Illinois Firehouse
101 N. Main Street Sorento 62086 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Charity of the Donor's Choice

Bond County Hospice

1502 S Fourth Street
Greenville, IL 62246

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