Rev. Billy James Redd Sr.

Rev. Billy James Redd Sr., 78, of Enterprise, passed away peacefully at home with his family on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday Aug. 12, at Christ Community Church of God with Rev. Johnny Bryant and Rev. Joey Turman officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time. The family requests all attendees wear masks. Burial will follow at Meadowlawn Cemetery where he will rest next to his precious daughter Suzanne Lee Redd with Searcy Funeral Home directing.

Rev. Billy James Redd Sr., a beloved husband, father and grandfather (PaPa) and friend was born in Dallas, Texas on June 16, 1942 to the late Marvin Edward and Mattie Lee Harlow Redd. His family was transferred in the military to Fort Rucker from Dallas and resided in Enterprise in 1954. He was 11 years old when he met his beloved wife. They were married 59 wonderful years. He attended Enterprise Junior High, Enterprise High School and Enterprise Junior College. He loved to play all sports, especially softball with his church family. Out of high school he became a rural letter carrier for the Enterprise Post Office where he worked until he retired to become a minister at the age of 55. He pastored several local churches including Liberty, Texas, before returning home. He loved his family and loved to study and read the Bible, Our Daily Devotional books, to share God’s word and to travel with his church buddies to Honduras to build churches to help spread God’s word.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter Suzanne Lee Redd; and a sister Alta Faye Griswold.

Survivors include his wife he loved so much of 59 years, Sue Hatcher Redd, brother Troy Redd (Faye) of Alba, Texas, two sisters-in-law both of Enterprise, Jan Fitch (husband, Jim deceased) and Ann Estabrook (Phil); son, Billy James Redd Jr. of Panama City Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Lisa Elizabeth Smades (Neil) of Humble, Texas and Amy Redd Tucker (Darren) of Enterprise; eight grandchildren, Ashley LeAnne Smades of Humble; USCG Chief Will L. Lee (Julia) of Ocean City, Md.; Dallas Dwain Smades of Humble; Stephen Keaton Redd of Panama City Beach; Dawson James Redd of Panama City Beach; Shelby Lynn Murr (Ryan) of Black; Abbigayle Reece Nash of Enterprise; and Allison Redd Nash of Panama City Beach; three great-grandchildren Gunner Dwain Perkins of Humble; Brynlee Alaina Murr of Black; and Ava Reece Doster of Enterprise; and loving church family.

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