James Lawrence Reddish, 81, a long time Rushville resident, passed away February 15, 2018 at his home in Rushville. Jim was born August 15, 1936 in Byron, IN to William R. & Evelyn (Rice) Reddish. He was a 1954 graduate of Russellville High School and served from 1956-1961 in the USAF, receiving Airman of the month in July of 1956. He married Isabella White on December 31, 1956. She preceded him in death on January 9, 2004.
Jim began working for Goodyear in Richmond after serving in the Air Force. He also managed a restaurant in Economy before moving to Rushville in 1972. While in Rushville, Jim managed Goodyear, owned & operated the Firehouse Restaurant and was a Prudential insurance salesman many years. He managed the Hearthstone restaurant in Metamora and also managed the restaurant at the truck stop in Cambridge City for Herdrich Petroleum and had most recently driven for Hubler Auto and Campbell Brothers Auto Sales for the past several years.
Jim was a long time member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He was in the Circle 8 Card Club and one of the founding members of the Rushville Stock Club. Jim was a member of the Rushville Masonic Lodge F&AM; and had received his 50 year pin recently. He was an avid reader & also a member of the Rushville American Legion, Elks Lodge and past member of the Lions Club.
He is survived by his daughters, Lisa (Mark) Hackler of Rushville, Kim Gerrian (Jason Meyer) of Greensburg and Lori (Darryl) Kuhn of Arlington, sisters, Mary (Ralph) Bruin of Rockville, Kathryn (Danny) Marshall of Crawfordsville and Carolyn (Daryl) Fullen of Brownsburg, a brother, Don (Karen) Reddish of Russellville, grandchildren, Justin Hunter, Andrew (Christine) Hunter, Patrick (Katie) Hunter, Elizabeth (Jaime) Hoch, Benjamin Gerrian, Tyler (Erika) Kuhn & Jameson (Audrey) Kuhn and 9 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Jim was preceded in death by a brother, John Reddish and a sister, Lois Cloncs.
Services will be held at 10 AM Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Moster Mortuary, Rushville with Rev. Roy Ice presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 4-8 PM Monday evening, February 19. Burial will be in the Arlington East Hill Cemetery. There will be Masonic services Monday evening at 7:45 and the Rush County Veteran's Honor Guard will provide military honors on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Published on February 19, 2018