James M . Redding Sr., 77, formerly of Littlestown and most recently of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Friday, June 21, at the Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Diane Winegard Redding of Myrtle Beach S.C. for 14 years and predeceased by his first wife Barbara in 1997.
Born Nov. 26, 1941, in Littlestown, he was the son of the late Philip M. and Ella Wood Redding. Jim was a 1959 graduate of Littlestown High School and retired from Aero Oil Company of New Oxford after 35 years of service as a HVAC technician.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his children, James M. Redding Jr. and Bethann Miller-Lucabaugh of York, Elizabeth M. Muller and James of York Springs, Kimberly Claybaugh and Joseph of South Lebanon, and Mark Kinzer Jr. and Cynthia of Mercersburg; his grandchildren, Victoria Anderson, Ashley Ellis, David Summers, Krystal Kinzer, and Mark Kinzer III; and great-grandchildren, Aaliyah Ellis, Hailey Ellis, Cash Summers, Ezra Summers, Jameson Summers, Tristan Mason, and Jackson Kinzer; and his sister Winifred Bosley of Hanover. Jim was predeceased by his brothers, Rodney, Philip, and Fidelis Redding; and sisters, Jeanette Wilt and Barbara Harnner.
Jim was a lifelong member of the Gettysburg Moose, Littlestown FOE 2226, Alpha Fire Company, Hanover Elks 763, Hanover Home Association and Hanover Republican Club.
He liked golfing, volunteering, riding his John Deere lawn tractor and spending time with his family.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on June 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Grandview Road, Hanover, at 11 a.m. with Father Morelli as celebrant. There will be a viewing Wednesday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Little’s Funeral Home, Littlestown. The Hanover Elks 763 will provide the Elks Funeral Ritual at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg.
Contributions have been asked to go to Hanover Elks 763, 47 N. Forney St., Hanover PA 17331.
Online condolences may be shared at www.littlesfh.com.