Richard A. Redd

Richard A. Redd

Suffolk, VA
02.05.1940 - 11.04.2018
Served in the

Richard A. Redd passed away on November 4, 2018. He was the son of the late John and Ruby Redd. Richard is predeceased by his daughter, Lori Cano and his brother-in-law, Edward Seal.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Elizabeth (Beth) Merkh Redd; children, Heather Gray, Kathy Fetty, Dawn Thompson, Tommy Jones; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia Seal; brothers, Robert Redd, and John C. Redd III.

Richard was an Army Veteran, a member of International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. Local 79.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday November 16, 2018, 12 noon at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd. Suffolk, VA with Pastor Barry Reel Officiating. A reception will follow the service at the home of Heather and Clayton Gray.In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor New York, NY 10004. The family is being assisted by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences May be offered at

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Albert G. Horton Jr Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Beth and Heather I feel blessed to have gotten to know Richard aka Paw Paw and my heart breaks for both of you and your family. Love you both!! Bev

Beverly Hall

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more. 


My sincere condolences are sent to each and every member of the family as well as the friends and co-workers whose lives were touched by Richard Redd.

Debbie Bussell

Debbie Bussell

So sad for you and family Beth, but praying for Gods super natural peace and comfort. Love you all and wish I could be there!❤️????

Carol Reisinger

I wanted to express my sorrow to Beth and her family upon Dickie's passing. When I was a young apprentice I had a tendency to be hot-headed and if Dickie hadn't been my apprentice coordinator, I would have been thrown out of the program. As a journeyman, I worked with Dickie on a number of jobs and he taught me practical aspects of the trade. When he was working in the hall he kept me employed by referring me to jobs. Finally, when I was elected to work in the office, he gave me much needed advice on how to take care of the local.

In short, dickie was a huge influence on my life as well as countless others that he encountered. My sincerest condolences to his family.

George E. Hancock, Jr

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