January 22, 1931 - February 8, 2017
Silas Theodore Redmond, Jr. was born in Russellville, Arkansas son of Silas Theodore Redmond, Sr. and Charles Earle (Pennington) Redmond on January 22, 1931. He was the oldest son of seven children and he graduated from Leachville High School in Leachville, Arkansas in 1948. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on September 8, 1949 during the Korean era and served his country as an Airman Second Class and a Teletype Operator at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was transferred to Maxwell-Gunter Airforce Base Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama after suffering a serious fall in Alaska. Here he met the love of his life Rose Suznovich who was vacationing with a friend. The two were married on April 11, 1953 at the Livingston Avenue Baptist Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Two children were born to this union, son Timothy Lee Redmond, and daughter Tracey Lynn Foust. Silas obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Education from Arkansas State College (University) with a Major in Physical Education, a Minor in Math and Science and a Master’s degree in City School Administration. He was an educator and Superintendent of Schools for 20 years in Missouri school districts including: Mt. Moriah, Bourbon, Flat River, Cainesville, Pacific, DeSoto and Bland and in Arkansas school districts including Jonesboro and Hot Springs. He taught Math, Science and Physical Education and coached Jr. High basketball and football. In addition to teaching, he enjoyed farming. Silas held past memberships in Phi Delta Kappa, Missouri State Teachers Association, Community Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the American Legion and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. In 1958 he became a member of the Methodist Church in Flat River, Missouri and served on the church board. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid gardener for many years. He enjoyed watching old Perry Mason TV shows and old movies. He also enjoyed playing cards, going to Branson to see shows, traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Silas is survived by his son, Timothy Lee Redmond (wife Linda), daughter Tracey Lynn Foust (husband Robert S.), five grandchildren, Rebecca Renee Guidry (husband Mike), Ryan Redmond (wife Christy), Justin Aaron Redmond (wife Jenny), Robert James Foust (wife Collette) and Shawn Redmond Foust; plus five Great-granddaughters: Isabella Grace Redmond, Amira Renee Guidry, Abigail Lee Redmond, Sarah Ann Redmond, and Aleena Gizelle Guidry. Silas is also survived by three brothers: Max E. Redmond of Champaign, IL, James C. Redmond (wife Barbara), of Iowa City, IA and Charles Lynn Redmond (wife Kate) of Lexington, KY, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Silas was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Rose; his father, Silas; mother, Earle; his three sisters: Jane McKeel, Patricia Nail and Juanita Buck; brothers-in-law: Bill McKeel, Donald Nail, Lloyd Buck; sisters-in-law, Mary Crisman and Helen Whalen, brothers-in-law Forest L. Crisman, Danny Whalen, George Suznovich and Paul Suznovich. He was loved deeply and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert with Pastor Chris Hendrix officiating. Soloist Becky Lercher sang “Amazing Grace”, Silas’ son, Tim Redmond sang “My Redeemer Is Faithful and True” and recalled his memories of his father, and Silas’ daughter, Tracey Foust, recalled her wonderful memories of her father. The song “Waiting on the Far Side Banks of Jordan” by Johnny Cash was also played. Serving as escorts were Timothy L. Redmond, Dennis Dye, Robert S. Foust, Shawn R. Foust, Robert Ryan Redmond, Max Redmond, Sr., Robert J. Foust and Charles Lynn Redmond. Serving as honorary escorts were James C. Redmond, Justin Redmond and Mike Guidry. Burial with military honors followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery of Waynesville. Military honors were provided by the Missouri Honors Team.
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