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Major Eddie Dee Redmon, (USAF Ret.)

Obituary for Major Eddie Dee Redmon, (USAF Ret.)

September 5, 1941 - December 12, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 76

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After a lifetime of meritorious service to his family, country and mankind, Major Eddie Dee Redmon (USAF Ret.) was welcomed into the arms of our Savior on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Being one of three sons born to the union of Henry and Katherine Redmon, Eddie arrived on September 5, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Lewis Redmon.

At a young age, he accepted Christ as Lord and Savior and as he grew, he developed a passion for helping people whenever and wherever the need presented itself. He has served as Santa for the children at Ebenezer Child Development Center and donated turkeys to needy families. Not only was he concerned about the physical well-being of people but about the spiritual as well. He was a key participant in one of the earlier Outreach programs at Ebenezer seeking to reach the unsaved for Christ.

While a student at Texas Southern University, he met the love of his life, Carolyn McNeal. Their relationship blossomed and in November 1965, they began a lifelong journey together as husband and wife. Eddie and Carolyn recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.

Eddie began his military career with the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant in July of 1964. Over the next twenty years, he rose to the rank of Major. During his time in the service Major Redmon saw service at many interesting Air Force facilities around the world. Included among these are: Osan Air Base, Korea; Goose Bay Labrador Air Force Base, Canada; Keflavic Air Force Base, Iceland; Thule Air Base, Greenland; Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Stateside assignments also included Bases in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas.

Major Redmon's decorations include Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with 3 Oak Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal. He retired from active duty in July 1984.

Over the years, Major Redmon's affiliations have included Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Prince Hall Masons, and Lions Club. He has been active as a Deacon at Ebenezer for many years and has been passionate in support of the group in addressing needs of the congregation.

He is survived by his wife and lifelong friend, Carolyn; children, Arthur David Redmon of Austin, TX; Eddie Redmon, Jr of Austin, TX, Charlotte Redmon of Grand Prairie, TX; grandchildren Samantha Garling of Manor, TX; Nadia Redmon of Austin, TX; Angel Brewer Redmon of Austin, TX; Eddie Redmon III of Austin, TX; Jorge Redmon of Grand Prairie, TX; brother Henry Redmon, Jr. of Grapevine, TX and a host of church family members and friends.

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