Rodney's Story

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2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept my faith.
Rodney Owen Redden, 58 of Piney View, finally won his courageous 10 year battle on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 when God brought him to His Heavenly Home.
Born March 24, 1959 in Beckley, he was the fifth son of the late Paul B. and Emogene Adkins Redden.
Aside of his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Kenny, Marlon and James Redden; one sister, Jewell Redden; paternal grandparents James V. & Etta Redden; maternal grandparents: Russell & Macel Adkins; sister-in-law, Daisie Redden, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Rodney spent the majority of his life working in construction as a heavy equipment operator and was known as one of the very best. He began working on the R.D. Bailey Dam at the age of 15 and continued working in construction until he was medically disabled at the age of 52. He had several employers over the years and among those were Big Justice Construction Company and Gas Field Services. Rodney always loved the outdoors and always enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed reminiscing and telling stories about the many hunting and fishing trips he shared with his dad, his brothers (who were also his best friends) and lifelong family friend, Pete Meadows. He was a current member of Chesnut Knob Christian Church and was a former 14 year member of Terry Independent Christian Church. He thought of his fellow church members as his family.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Cathy who shared 34 beautiful years with him and just recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary; his baby girl, Mandy Redden-Lilly and her husband, whom Rodney thought of as a son, Sam Lilly of Beckley; four grandchildren, all of whom he loved very much, Makyeun, Azariah, Bryston & Samiyah, all of Beckley; two brothers: Paul (Sonny) Redden Jr., and Jerry Redden and his wife Sarah all of Piney View; three sisters-in-law: Linda Redden of Piney View, Rhonda Kinder and her husband Earl of Beckley and Theresa Dawson of Washington; mothers-in-law: Christine Houck of Beckley and Sue Persinger of Crab Orchard; special nieces: Andrea & Isabella Redden of Piney View; special friends: Pete & Etta Meadows of Piney View, Gary Poling & family of Beckley, Lynn & Barbara Halstead of Beckley, Jeff & Melodie Richmond of Fayette County; Marvin & Junita Mullins of Fayette County, Greg & Kim Gwinn of Lanark; he also leaves behind his dogs, Katie and Faith; and a host of church family and extended relatives and friends.
Additional survivors include his step-granddaughter whom he adopted when she was 15, Haley Redden of Mercer County, his step-daughter whom he raised and loved as his own, Lora Oxley-Adkins and two more step-granddaughters: Chelsea and Leah Adkins all of Summers County. Rodney missed, loved and prayed for each of these girls every single day.
A very special thanks to Dr. Gary Poling and all of his former and current staff for the many years of commitment to Rodney's care and helping him to the best of their ability through every battle; Rodney's wonderful in-home nurses: Paula McClung, Laura Kirk, and Amber Lawhorn; and the phenomenal nursing staff at Bowers Hospice House, especially Melanie Bostic.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley with Evangelist Lynn Halstead, Pastor Marvin Mullins, and Evangelist Jeff Richmond officiating. A visitation will be held Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.
Dr. Gary Poling, Doug Adkins, Earl Kinder, Jimmy Stone, Dakota Redden, J.R. Carter and Sam Lilly will serve as his pallbearers. His brothers, Sonny & Jerry Redden, his grandsons, Makyeun, Azariah & Bryston, and friends, Pete Meadows and Greg Gwinn, will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801
Private online condolences may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net. Arrangements by Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St, Beckley, WV.
Published on December 27, 2017
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