Jimmy Joe Reddell was born Nov. 24, 1943 to Lewis Aquilla and Lizzie (Call) Reddell on the family farm in Weinert.
Jimmy went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 12, 2020 at 8:15 a.m. He spoke of the very moment and would say, “Don’t worry about me, when I leave this earth, I will be with Jesus.”
Jimmy grew up on the family farm near Weinert. The family moved into Munday when he was in seventh grade. He quit school after graduating from the eighth grade to help support his elderly parents and his two sisters. He worked many years at Stubb’s Service Station. He farmed for ten years which he loved. He continued farming, working for Texas A&M Research Station in Munday. His last job was working at Petty Flying Service as the bookkeeper in Munday.
Jimmy was a quiet and thankful man for all he had, knowing it was all from God. He was also a very intelligent man. He would often say something funny, but he didn’t know just how funny he was.
Jimmy and Linda Carrington started dating while Linda was in the eighth grade. They dated until she graduated high school and they were married on May 28, 1965. God blessed them with 60 years together, 55 of those years as husband and wife. A life they cherished each day whether it was a mountain or a valley day.
Jimmy was a Christian for most of his life, his mother taught him early about Jesus. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for 44 years. He was Chairman of the Property and Space Committee and he worked with the children’s ministry for a few years. He loved attending Sunday School. His heart was always toward his church family.
He loved woodworking and working on his old cars and trucks. His favorite thing to do was to go fishing with his son Russell, and grandsons Dalton and Brock.
However, after many years of working hard labor jobs, Jimmy became disabled but he never let it get him down. Again, he was thankful for each day. In fact, he earned his GED at the age of 60. He was so proud of that accomplishment and so was his family.
Jimmy was preceded by his parents; sisters Dorothy and Jennie Mae Reddell of Munday, Irene Sexton of Palacious; and brother Bill Reddell of Olney.
He is survived by his loving wife Linda of Munday; his pride and joy, son Russell Wayne and his wife Dana Reddell and his grandsons Dalton and Brock Reddell all of Lubbock; his Carrington family: Jim and Judy (Carrington) Mitchell and family of Wichita Falls, Trey and Linda Gail Carrington and family of Throckmorton, Kenn and Joy (Carrington) Bowling and family of Wichita Falls, Katie (Carrington) Pritchard and Dennis Carrington and family and Rance and Stormie Carrington and family all of Seymour; and also many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at First Baptist Church. Interment followed at Gillespie Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.