MEMPHIS, Tenn. — John Yates Redden, 86, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away on September 24, 2012. He was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School and went on to attend the University of Arkansas. John was an Army Air Force veteran and a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was retired after 35 years from Lipton Tea. After retirement, he became a member of the Quarter Century Club with Lipton. John loved to travel and fish. He was married to Jane Hopkins Redden for 54 years. After the passing of Jane, John became reacquainted with his college sweetheart, Lougene Francis and they were married for seven years. He leaves his wife, Lougene Francis Redden; four children, Suzanne Dwight, John Redden Jr., (Llewellyn), Elizabeth Lynn Redden, Kimberly Bacon (Dike); two stepchildren, Jacquelyn Beevers (Pete), Lee Francis (Carolyn); one sister, Ann Redden Adair; six grandchildren, two step-grand-children, and five great-grandchildren.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — John Yates Redden, 86, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away on September 24, 2012. He was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School and went on to attend the University of Arkansas. John was an Army Air Force veteran and a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was retired after 35 years from Lipton Tea. After retirement, he became a member of the Quarter Century Club with Lipton. John loved to travel and fish. He was married to Jane Hopkins Redden for 54 years. After the passing of Jane, John became reacquainted with his college sweetheart, Lougene Francis and they were married for seven years. He leaves his wife, Lougene Francis Redden; four children, Suzanne Dwight, John Redden Jr., (Llewellyn), Elizabeth Lynn Redden, Kimberly Bacon (Dike); two stepchildren, Jacquelyn Beevers (Pete), Lee Francis (Carolyn); one sister, Ann Redden Adair; six grandchildren, two step-grand-children, and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9:30-11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass, on Wednesday, September 26 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Any memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.