John William Rednour

Published 1:21 pm Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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John William Rednour, 80, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 4, 2023, at Johnson City Medical Center. John was born in Appalachia, Va., to the late John V. Rednour and Rubye Marie (Fullen) Rednour.
John was a loving, family man that was a devoted member of Siam Baptist Church. He graduated from Unaka High School and Steed College before pursuing his career at Great Lakes Research Corporation in Elizabethton and Electrolux/Aerus in Bristol, Va. He was a skilled carpenter who had a knack for fixing anything.
John was a United States Marine Corps veteran where he volunteered to serve as a Marine Sergeant in the Vietnam War. John also loved Tennessee Vol football and watching westerns, especially John Wayne. John was a very kind and compassionate man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He was known as “John the Candy Man” by all the children at church because of his willingness to share kindness as well as candy. Above everything else he loved the Lord.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Karen Rednour; his daughters, Susan Rednour and her husband Shane Garver of Colorado and Katie Brown and husband Jeremy of Georgia; and his sisters, Betty Nidiffer of Elizabethton and Barbara Smith and husband Terry of Swansboro, N.C.. Several special nieces and nephews also survive.
A celebration of John’s life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 10, at Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Roddy officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
The graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded at the graveside. Active pallbearers will be Shane Garver, Jeremy Brown, Michael Smith, John Ross Smith, Chris Phillips and Danny Deal. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Deal, Garreth Smith, Dave Bennett, Gary Jenkins, Rick Arnold, Buddy Farmer and Donnie Hall. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Mountain Home at 9:45 a.m. at the historic section. The family wishes to thank the nurses on the 2300 Floor of Johnson City Medical Center for their wonderful and compassionate care to John and the kindness extended to the family during John’s illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in John’s honor to the Siam Baptist Church, 2414 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Words of comfort can be sent to the family by visiting our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-2232, is honored to serve the family of Mr. John William Rednour.

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