Donald William “Donnie Bill” Reddish, 76, of Russellville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at his home.
He was born Oct. 26, 1942, at Crawfordsville, to the late William R. and Frances Evelyn (Rice) Reddish. He was first married to Frances Oberring. He then married Karen E. (Wilson) Reddish on March 9, 1984, at Crawfordsville. She survives.
Donnie Bill was a 1960 graduate of George Washington High School. He worked at RR Donnelley from 1962 until retirement in 2005. Upon retirement he managed the Turkey Run Golf Course for several years. He was the president of the Russellville Town Council; a member of the Masonic Lodge, where he was the Lodge Master in 1978; and also a member of Russellville Community Christian Church. He enjoyed playing poker, golf, softball and bowling. He is fondly remembered as always telling jokes and making people laugh. Donnie Bill’s family meant everything to him and he loved to spend time with them.
He is survived by wife Karen of Russellville; children, Cynthia Kelsey, Ladoga, and Mary (Richard) Watt, Crawfordsville; step-children, Nancy (Gregory) West, Russellville, Lynn (Scott) Davidson, Crawfordsville, Bob Jones (Stephanie St. Clair), Crawfordsville, and Mike Jones (Hope Record), Crawfordsville; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary (Ralph) Bruin, Guion, Kathryn (Danny) Marshall, Crawfordsville, and Carolyn (Daryl) Fullen, Brownsburg; and 17 nieces and nephews.
Donnie Bill was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Frances Oberring; brothers, Jim and John Reddish; sister Lois Cloncs; and daughter Diana Brewer.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green St., Waveland, with Pastor Alan Small officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.
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