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Trawick Redding Sr.

July 1, 1943 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Trawick Redding Sr. Obituary

Trawick Redding, “TR”, was born on July 1, 1943. A resident of Ozark, AL, he died at his home on

March 29,2024, with family members present. Trawick was born and raised in Ashford, AL where he

attended primary and graduated from Ashford high school. He was called into service in the U.S. Army

before the Vietnam War. On his return to Ozark, he worked at Ft. Novosel, formerly Ft. Rucker, where he

worked on Cairns Army Airfield as a bus driver for helicopter pilots and flight safety. In addition to his

work as a civil servant, he drove the school bus for Ozark City Schools. Upon his retirement from Ozark

City Schools and Ft. Rucker, he drove for the Ozark Senior Center. Trawick was well loved by anyone

who met him. Many of his students loved him and would tell anyone that he was one of Ozark City

Schools best bus drivers.

During his early years, he worked with his uncle Johnny Trawick by learning the funeral and the dry

cleaning business. It was shortly after that where he met the love of his life, Lille Dean Thompson, a

resident of Ozark, Alabama. They married in 1963.

Trawick owned a record and CB shop on the “Block” on Acker Avenue. He also was a mortician and

worked with many funeral homes across the Wiregrass area.

Trawick’s favorite pastime was to meet and talk to any and everybody. He never met a stranger. He loved

helping people and giving a helping hand. He would often mentor young men and used a lot of his free

time doing for others.

Trawick was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Buera Mae Redding. He also was preceded in

death by his brothers John Aaron Dawsey (Lester) Atlanta, GA. Robert Redding (Barbara) Dothan, AL

Dwight Redding (Mattie) Titusville FL. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Dean Redding, sister Constance

Sylvester, Tampa FL. son Trawick Redding Jr., daughters Deborah Richardson, Danelle Peterman

(Frankey), Erica Redding, and Marsielena Williams (Ryan). grandchildren Frankey Peterman Jr., Akira

Peterman, Erica Willis, Olajuwon and Israel Richardson, Jorden Redding-Shelton, Christian Peterman,

and Avan Williams. God -Children Tara Pennington, Cameron Mcleod, Kyran Brown, special friend

Clifton Truitt and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Trawick will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.


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April 5, 2024

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Newman Mortuary, Inc.
114 Harper Drive
Ozark, AL 36360

Public Viewing
April 5, 2024

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Newman Mortuary, Inc.
114 Harper Drive
Ozark, AL 36360

Funeral Service
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM
Greater Sardis Missionary Baptist Church
707 West Reynolds Street
Ozark, AL 36360

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
April 6, 2024

Westside Cemetery
1014 Hull Street
Ozark, AL 36360

Please note
The family would like to receive guests at the Peterman residence in Ozark.

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