(Dubois, Wyo.) – Thomas “Tommy” Redman Jr., 87, of Dubois, Wyoming, died peacefully at the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, ID. on October 21, 2015 after a short illness.
Tommy was born April 17, 1928 in Olney, Illinois, to Thomas Sr., and Beula Redman. He served in the Army from 1950-1952. He is a veteran of the Korean War. From 1956 until 1996, he worked as a Foreman for British Petroleum. He retired from the BP after 40 years of faithful service. Tommy was a long time resident of Wyoming.
Tommy is survived by his children, Vicki Laue her husband Phil, Debbi Heward of Riverton, Wyoming, and Trudi Redman of Groves, TX; six Grandchildren, Crystal and Husband Kelly Smith, Misty and Husband Shaun Dennis, Clint and Wife Pamela Heward, Charlie and his wife Alison Bridges; 7 Greatgrandchildren, Phillip and Caitlen Laue, Dillon Smith, Amanda and Logan Dennis, Trinity Heward, Lane and Gwen Bridges; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Tommy had a special gift relating to and talking to children. Everyone who met Tommy remembers him as a Man of great humor who took enormous pleasure in making others laugh. Tommy’s gentle nature was understood through his fondness of animals. Tommy loved to dance and his favorite past times were rock hunting and fishing in nearby lakes and streams. During Tommy’s daily walks you could always find him anywhere from standing in a checkout line or in a parking lot, talking with virtual strangers about any given topic. Tommy genuinely found great pleasure and gained a wealth of knowledge conversing with senior citizens.
He lived in Wyoming for much of his childhood and settled with his family in Fremont County Wyoming. He had a soft heart and a ready smile for little children and was always handing out suckers to the little kids in his neighborhood. He will be sorely missed.
Tommy is preceded in death by his parents; a son Charles “Chuck” Redman; a sister Junella Westring; three brothers Jack, Ronald and Raymond Redman;
In keeping with the wishes of Tommy there will be no funeral services and the family will scatter his ashes in a private memorial service.