Clarence H. Redman, 72, of McAlester, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bishop Chapel of Memories. Burial will be at Mountain Park Cemetery in Saint Jo, Texas. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.
Born June 29, 1941, in Wichita Falls, Texas, he was the son of Clarence Cecil “Rip” and Madeline (Dillingham) Redman. He grew up in Saint Jo and graduated from Saint Jo High School. He attended East Texas State College (now Texas A&M at Commerce, Texas) in the 1960s, and graduated in 1990 from Tulsa Community College with an associate’s degree in allied health.
He married Helen Jane Slayden on Aug. 11, 1961, in Bowie, Texas. They lived in Saint Jo prior to making their home in Pittsburg County in 1968.
As a teen, he began riding broncs and bulls and comped at the intercollegiate level. He also enjoyed calf roping and made an effort contending in that arena too. The last roping event he entered was right about the same time as the birth of one of his grandsons. He was 56 years old.
He enjoyed quail hunting and his hunting dogs.
Other than ranching, he had a career in physical therapy. Later in life he became a licensed physical therapy assistant. He worked for both home health agencies and the McAlester Regional Health Center, retiring in 2007 due to health concerns.
He enjoyed his grandsons and family.
Survivors include his wife, Jane (Slayden) Redman, of the home; sons, David Redman and wife, Prentice, of McAlester, and Paul Redman and partner, Dean Berlon, Kennett Square, Penn.
Also, grandsons, Ross Redman, of Stillwater, and Benjamin Redman, of McAlester; brother-in-law, Fred Slayden and wife, Joan, Magnolia, Texas, and numerous cousins in Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, C.C. “Rip” Redman; his mother, Madeline (Dillingham) Redman; his father-in-law, Jack Slayden, and his mother-in-law, Loraine Slayden.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of McAlester, P.O. Box 1333, McAlester, OK, 74502, or to Cal Farley Boys & Girls Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas, 79174-0001.