Roy Edward Redding was born on April 28, 1941, in Grant, Oklahoma to Lewis Andrew Redding and Lola Mae Grimes Redding. He was the youngest of ten children. He passed from this life on July 6, 2019. Roy is preceded in death by his parents, a stepbrother, Lee Sparks, sister, Mary Stephens, and sister Rae Gilmore. He is survived by three sisters, Martha Hall, of Yukon, Jane York, of Harrah, and Dorothy Perry, of Oklahoma City. He also has two living brothers, Lester Redding and wife Elda, of Moreno Valley, California, and Jim Redding and wife Beverlee of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Roy had three children, Steve Redding, of Oklahoma City, Jon Alexander, of Oklahoma City, and Jill Redding, of California.
Roy worked as a bookkeeper/accountant throughout his life. He began his career at Unit Parts in south Oklahoma City.
He enjoyed sports. While at Unit Parts, he coached the company’s women's basketball team and later co-coached his son Steve’s little league football and T-Ball teams.
Roy enjoyed spending time with his family and often drove from Southeast Oklahoma City to Harrah, to Yukon and then to far northwest Oklahoma City to pick up his widowed sisters to take them to lunch so they could all visit together. Invariably, he would always pick up the check. Roy was very generous with his time and his money; he never met a stranger and never failed to help someone in need.
Roy graduated from Capitol Hill High School. He was in the US Army Reserves and went on to get his accounting degree at Central State University.
Interment will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery at 8701 NW Expressway. There will NOT be a procession to the grave site; a map will be provided to the burial plot at Chapel Hill, so that anyone who wishes to go may do so.