Elder J. W. Reddick - Obit

Contributed by Dave Stallings

Transcribed from an old newspaper clipping, unidentified except for the Paducah, KY notation.

Eld. J. W. Reddick
Monday morning, May 20, 1895, the wires brought the sad but not unexpected intelligence, "Pa died at 9:20 last night," and I knew that another soul had been transported to the Home of its Master. --- "That Home not made with hands eternal in the Heavens."

Eld. J. W. Reddick was born in Sumner co. Tenn., May 27, 1836; was married to Mary W. Parrish in Hopkins co. Ky., Dec 27, 1855, and who with six sons and two daughters survive him. In the afternoon of Sept. 13, 1872 while in his room at home, and after months of deep conviction, and while singing that soul inspiring song, "All hail the power of Jesus name," he was brought from darkness unto light and made to realize in the fullest sense that it was the "Gift of God" that he was saved, and ever afterward his daily walk and conversation attested the fact that Divine grace had wrought in his inner heart and life a deep and abiding change.

He was baptized into the fellowship of East station Camp church by Eld. John Petty the 1st Sunday in Nov. 1873. Soon thereafter he felt called upon to reach the word of God and became an able exponent of the sound doctrine of the Primitive Baptist Church, to which fact many of the saints can testify. Although making no loud pretentions, his daily walk, his quiet demonstrations of brotherly love, love for his church and love for his God and the cause of Christ was sufficient to command the utmost confidence of fall who knew him.

I visited him a short time before his death and as he knew full well his condition, he talked often of an intense desire to be relieved of his sufferings and go to his Home. He died quietly, peacefully and with a perfect resignation. Eld. J. Bunyan Stevens of Nashville Tenn., and admiring friend and brother, attended his funeral and preached a feeling discourse. Mother, Brothers and sisters, let us so live that we may have a home with him in the sweet bye and bye.

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