Wayne Edward Redd, 95, of Lore City, passed away Friday September 21, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.
He was born June 19, 1923, in Lore City, son of the late Leslie and Martha (Felton) Redd.
Wayne was a 1941 graduate of Lore City High School, where he played basketball for the Lore City Bearcats.
He proudly served as a corporal in the U.S. Army-Air Corps during World War II, where he was mostly stationed in India. He was a member of the Byesville VFW #3760.
He married Janet McHenry in December 5, 1948. They owned and operated Redd’s Furniture and Carpet Store in Byesville and Lore City for many years. Wayne later retired from Rolling Hills Local School District, where he worked as a custodian.
Wayne and Janet were well known in the Lore City community. They hosted an Easter egg hunt for several years that was open to anyone regardless of age. They also served as Grand Marshals for the Lore City Festival in 2008.
Wayne was a lifetime member of the Lore City United Methodist Church. He enjoyed working in his garden and watching basketball. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Leslie Redd Jr., his sisters, Annabelle Shooter, Alberta Sneddon, Freda Kopec, Doris Nicholson, and Eva Seebach; and a great-granddaughter, Precious Mary Redd.
In addition to his wife, Janet, he is survived by a son, Tim (Roberta) Redd of Lore City, two daughters, Diana (Ray) Thompson of Cambridge, and Cindi Gebhart of Lore City; six grandchildren, Stephanie (John) McCollough, Rusty King, Nikole (Bobby) Lee, Nathan (Marci) Redd, Jeremy Gebhart, and Jennifer (Nathan) Laughman; two step-grandchildren, Shelley (Bill) Barlock and Benjy (Chasity) Thompson; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Vivian “Tibbie” Black.
Calling hours for Wayne will be held Monday from 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm at Black-Epperson Funeral Home in Byesville, where services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 am, with Pastor Clayton Coffee officiating.Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, with the Guernsey County Veterans Council providing military services.