Rev. Daniel Walker Redding, Jr.

July 31, 1958 ~ May 27, 2021 (age 62)


            Rev. Daniel Walker Redding, Jr., age 62, of Hudson, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Carolina Caring in Newton.

            He was born July 31, 1958 in Forsyth County, the son of the late Daniel Walker Redding, Sr. and Ella Lois Craver Redding.

            He had a Master of Divinity and served as minister for several churches including Tabernacle Baptist in Raleigh, Zebulon Baptist in Zebulon, Dudley Shoals Baptist, Center Grove, First Baptist Church in Taylorsville and also served as chaplain of Alexander County Correctional Facility for 14 years. During his time at the prison, he felt as if God had placed him on this earth for prison ministry. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir.  

He loved his grandson Dylan more than life itself. He enjoyed playing golf with his sons as well as other sporting events with his family. At South Caldwell High School, he was Booster Club President from 1999-2003. After 2003 until his health prohibited he was a super fan of South Caldwell sports.

            Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: his brother, David Jon Redding.

            Those left to cherish and honor his memory include: his wife of 41 years, Anita Mock Redding of the home; his sons, Daniel Philip Redding (Carly) of Charlotte, Rev. Dr. Jonathan David Redding, Ph.D. (Erin Palmer) of Nebraska, Thomas Marshall Redding (Tiffani) of Charlotte; his grandson, Dylan Redding; his sister, Mary Ann Redding (Aunt Bird) of Winston-Salem.

            The family will do a Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Lenoir. Presiding ministers include: Rev. Josh Hughes, Dr. David Smith, and Eulogy- Dr. Jonathan Redding. A time of fellowship will be held immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. 

            Memorials may be made to: Alexander County Christian Crisis Center, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

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